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Owasso PD debunk medical marijuana rumors on Facebook post

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:06:01-04

OWASSO — The Owasso Police Department debunked rumors about medical marijuana rumors on their Facebook page.

Officials posted after rumors began floating around that officers were arresting "legal license holders found in possession of personal use marijuana on the 'technicality' of failing to obtain a CDS tax stamp."

Officers said in the Facebook post that the only arrest they have made due to a CDS tax stamp violation happened when police found the suspect with "approximately 120 grams of marijuana packaged in small baggies, numerous empty baggies, empty pill containers, over $1000 in cash, and other items indicative of the sale of illegal drugs."

In the post, officers said the suspect did have a medical marijuana card, but since "he was in possession of more than the legally allowed limit for personal use, which coupled with indications that there was intent to distribute or sell the drugs."

Officers said that in Oklahoma possession of more than 42 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute also requires the purchase of a tax stamp, so the additional charge was added (post arrest) for failure to secure said stamp.

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