Police: Grow operation busted in Bixby

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 1/24 9:53 pm Published: 1/24 9:51 pm

Officers arrested, Gary Dean Hime at his home after they said they found more than what they were looking for.

Neighbors said they were shocked when multiple FBI agents and members of the Bixby Police Department swarmed Hime's house Thursday, but they were even more surprised at what they found inside.

Richard Robertson and his family live just a few houses away from Hime on east 135th Street.

I eventually saw them bring him out and put him against the garage door and take him away," he said.

Bixby police said that they were called to assist the FBI on a search warrant for child porn but were shocked when they got inside the home and saw marijuana plants everywhere.

Police said the plants were hanging from the ceiling, packed in jars and growing under lights.

"I can't imagine that happening right here in our neighborhood and it's just terrifying,"Robertson said.

Laura Robertson said she was also shocked that so many drugs were found so close to home.

"Well, it scared me really bad. We had no idea. We felt very safe in this area and to see that happening we were totally blown away. Yeah, it really frightened us," she said.

Police said there was so much marijuana found inside the Bixby house that one Bixby officer said, “You couldn't turn one way or another without seeing it."

Hime was arrested on numerous complaints including cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

FBI agents seized numerous items from Hime's home including computers.

They will be doing forensics exams on them for child porn.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/25/2014 5:29 PM
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It states what they are looking for on the warrant.

karlschneider - 1/25/2014 8:34 AM
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Sounds like this hysterical neighbor is a lot like so many Okies who are absolutely scandalized that somewhere, someone might actually be enjoying life. They can't imagine how a human can be a good person if they're not being some sort of "christian" martyr. Bah.

Unwashed Mass - 1/25/2014 12:30 AM
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So there was no child porn, and this was all window dressing for some small-time pot bust? The War On Drugs is couched in lies, but faking childporn is going too far.
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