Hunter finds nearly $1 million in marijuana in Creek County woods, sheriff's office says
7:51 PM, Oct 9, 2013
CREEK COUNTY, Okla. - A Creek County hunting trip led to a discovery of nearly $1 million in marijuana over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed Wednesday.
Authorities with the Creek County Sheriff's Office said late Wednesday afternoon said they received a call from a man hunting north of State Highway 33 near 305th West Avenue directing deputies to a massive amount of marijuana plants.
Deputies, along with workers from the Department of Wildlife and a drug task force detective, found roughly $810,000 in marijuana either growing, drying or in bags.
The plants were then covered in diesel fuel and burned there in the woods.
A man was seen running away as authorities approached the operation, according to CCSO officials. No arrests have been made.
A similar field was found two years earlier on the south side of the highway.