Tahlequah Daily Press

June 19, 2014

132 Marijuana plants seized

Hulbert police, drug task force officers arrest three people on cultivation charges

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

HULBERT — Three people were jailed Wednesday afternoon  after authorities seized 132 marijuana plants and thousands of marijuana seeds during a raid in Hulbert.

Hulbert Investigator Tom Pryor said he received information from three different people who claimed marijuana was growing on property near Birch Street inside the town limits.

“One of the people took me to the place where the marijuana was growing, and I was able to take photos and collect a sample that was submitted to the [Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation],” said Pryor.

Using the sample and photos, authorities secured a search warrant for the home.

Hulbert officers and members of the District 27 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force served the warrant Wednesday morning and arrested three people: 37-year-old Randolph Gourd, his 36-year-old common-law wife, Jeanna Collins-Potts; and 42-year-old Sammy Henson.

The three were booked into jail for cultivation of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana within 200 feet of a daycare, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a handgun in commission of a felony.

“We found thousands of marijuana seeds inside the house,” said Pryor. “We also found working digital scales and baggies. I’m sure they were selling.”

Pryor said the 132 marijuana plants were spread throughout the property, with a few near the home’s front door.

The plants were all about 3 feet tall, Pryor said.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com