Investigators seize 33 marijuana plants


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Updated: 7/21/2013 9:44 pm Published: 7/21/2013 9:41 pm


Investigators uncovered nearly three-dozen marijuana plants at a home in Adair County.

FOX23 has learned law enforcement is still looking for a man accused of growing it.


The District 27 District Attorney's Violent Crime and Drug Task force says they found 33 plants, some as tall as six feet.

Three different agencies, including the Stillwell Police and The Adair County Sheriff's office were involved in the drug bust.

They took pictures near a trailer on Piney road in Adair County of the marijuana plants they found.
"As they were driving down the path they spotted what they believed to be marijuana plants," said Mike Moore, an investigator with the DA's office.

He says they also found a sawed off shotgun, which measured at 13 and a half inches, and bullets.

Investigators found Clifford Skelton in the trailer, and arrested him.

Moore said Skelton told investigators he was only growing it for personal use.

"I don't believe that for a second," Moore told FOX23's Dontaye Carter. "It's a lot of marijuana for individual use."

Moore believes Skelton and another relative was selling the drugs. FOX23 learned, based on the condition of the plants, the street value of this is worth about $10,000.

"You can be rural Adair County or Broken Arrow, the drug task force we're here and we're looking everywhere," he said.

Investigators are still looking for that other relative. Skelton faces charges of cultivation and carrying an illegal firearm.


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Anonymous - 8/20/2013 9:35 PM
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when will Oklahomans wake up. Its not a crime. Its misconstrued by the legal system in OK. its a God given plant and need not be criminalized. Go bust a speeder or a meth manufacturer. Or an illegal alien...

Unwashed Mass - 7/22/2013 11:38 PM
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33 plants is a very realistic number for someone growing medical marijuana, and that "valued at $10,000" is a number they pulled out of somewhere. Police could care less if cancer patients suffer, as long as they get overtime or kickbacks from shaking down farmers.

karlschneider - 7/22/2013 6:41 PM
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We must do everything in our power to insure that those plants created by God Herself are not allowed to grow on the earth. Genesis 1:12 was a typo.

WyoMoe - 7/22/2013 12:07 PM
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Hmmm...........is it NEARLY 33 plants as our trusty reporter reports or is it 33 plants as the D.A. Task Force reports???? And since when did a Shotgun shoot bullets???
 
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