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Report: Oklahoma Bust Was 18,000 Pounds Of Suspected Kentucky Marijuana, Not Hemp

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 16:50:06-05

OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. (KJRH/KOTV) — Officials in Oklahoma say that 18,000 pounds of what was thought to be either hemp or marijuana allegedly from Kentucky that was discovered during a stop tested positive as the psychoactive drug.

KJRH reports that, according to court documents, field tests showed that the haul found Jan. 9 after a traffic stop was indeed the drug and not its legal cousin hemp, which contains very little of the intoxicating compound THC.

According to earlier reports, paperwork for the shipment said the truck was transporting 18,000 pounds of hemp from Kentucky to Colorado.

Osage/Pawnee County officials say they charged Farah Warsame, 33, of Cleveland, Ohio; David Melvin Dirksen, 31, of Comstock Park, Mich.; Tadesse Zdegefu Deneke, 51, of Mobile, Alabama; and Andrew Ross, 29, of Aurora, Colorado.