Moorhead police decry recent influx of Cali medical marijuana

Categories: Crime, Drugs
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Korey Okke (right) along with the alleged Cali pot and guns police found at his residence (left).
We can certainly think of worse problems to have, but Moorhead police say the latest one they're facing is an influx of California medical marijuana.

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Last Friday, police executing a search warrant arrested 25-year-old Korey Okke after he was found in possession of a pound of marijuana, packaging for over 100 pounds' worth, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. Between Okke and two other recent busts, Moorhead police have found more than 38 pounds of medical herb since last month.

How do they know the ganja is medical-grade stuff from California, you ask? Police won't exactly spill the beans, but in a press release, Moorhead Lieutenant Tory Jacobson said, "During the course of the investigation we learned that the marijuana that Okke was receiving was coming from California."

"The marijuana that we seized has ties to a recent Moorhead case where the source of supply of the medicinal marijuana is believed to have been grown by a person licensed in California to grow it," Jacobson added.

In a followup interview with WDAY TV, Jacobson suggested that other states' medical marijuana laws have consequences that are felt even in far away Fargo-Moorhead.

"States that have legal growing of marijuana certainly is coming into this area," Jacobson said. "It's affecting this area, there's certainly a market, and there's money to be made in it."

Okke was charged with felony drug possession with intent to distribute, prohibited firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted bail and was released pending his next court appearance.


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17 comments
MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Legalization is coming - why fight it? The state needs tax revenue? Well, here it is on a silver platter.  And think how much more will be saved by not arresting, procesuting and incarcerating these people. My next vacations will be to Colorado and Washington.

t_bone_301
t_bone_301

Who gives a fuck what some stupid cop thinks about anything. Douchebag.

mrdave
mrdave

Let's end these pointless drug busts already! What a waste of my tax dollars. Most of the public support legalizing marijuana so why the hell are we continuing down this path?  


What's that? It's how a lot of law enforcement agencies justify their budgets? And it's a huge part of what keeps the for-profit prisons full? Oh, now I see the problem...

Matthew Ziegler
Matthew Ziegler

here in washington state, that shit is legal. suckers. (i grew up in MN)

Ickabel
Ickabel

END THE WAR ON DRUGS!!

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

I hope those pigs have the decency to give it back to the folks who really need it.

Jennifer Dahn
Jennifer Dahn

Well if they just legalize it and get it over with, it wouldn't be a problem...now would it?

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

Glad we got that junk off the streets....that way the Mexican drug cartel stuff can fill the void instead...

skywalker
skywalker

All the more reason to legalize growing it here. Keep those dollars in Minnesota!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Matthew Ziegler your a seattle loser, go fuk yourself

OliverTwist
OliverTwist

@Brad Benson That's actually the least bad suggestion I've heard to fix the stadium boondoggle.. although I think Colorado's idea of putting the money into schools is probably for the best. 

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