OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. — Osage County court documents state that tests performed at a federal lab show that the drug found in Pawhuska drug case is marijuana.
Four men were arrested after authorities say a semi was pulled over and inside was 18,000 pounds of marijuana. The men arrested claim the substance is industrial-grade hemp that does not contain illegal amounts of the intoxicant THC.
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On Tuesday, Osage/Pawnee County District Attorney Mike Fisher 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.
Pawhuska police officers pulled over the semi-truck back on January 9 after they say the truck ran a red light.
Samples of the substance were shipped to a DEA lab in Dallas and sent back to the DA's office on Jan.11, according to court records obtained by 2 Works For You on Wednesday.
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