Authorities with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics discovered a marijuana-growing operation Wednesday in the Peggs area, officials with the agency confirmed.
Agents told the Daily Press on Thursday that the marijuana patch was discovered near a home in the 13,000 block of East 630 Road. Agents contacted the resident of the home, Maynard Ray Mayo Jr., who allegedly admitted to planting, fertilizing, and watering the marijuana plants.
The OBN agents said Mayo gave them consent to search, and authorities seized 34 plants, marijuana seeds, and a smoking pipe.
Mayo was arrested and booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center for unlawful cultivation of marijuana.
The bust came the same week OBN agents and other law enforcement authorities found and destroyed an estimated $9 million worth of marijuana plants – described as perhaps the largest marijuana-growing operation discovered in state history – in a remote area north of Ada.
The OBN has been training with aircraft and other resources at Camp Gruber this week.
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