KINGFISHER COUNTY, Okla. — Drone footage shows the marijuana grow where four people were killed, execution style, in Kingfisher County.
“We are allowing the OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation) to investigate the killing we do not have any information yet on a motive,” said Mark Woodward, Spokesperson for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN).
Woodward says OBN is currently looking into who owns the license and the farm.
“They do have a license, we have confirmed that, but did they get it legitimately or have they gotten it like many of the farms in Oklahoma, through fraudulent means?” Woodward asked.
Wu Chen was arrested in Florida after being spotted by a plate reader.
Chen is being extradited back to Oklahoma where he is expected to face charges of murder and shooting with intent to kill.
FOX23 asked Woodward what the biggest concern for safety is when talking about illegitimate grows that are operated by the cartel.
“Just the unknown. Obviously, they do not want to draw attention to themselves, but they are well organized and well-funded organizations, and they will do anything they can to protect their investments and when push comes to shove, they will act and that includes anyone who is a threat to their organization,” Woodward explained.
Woodward says he can’t confirm if this was what they call a ghost-owned farm, with licenses that appear to be legit but are cosigned by someone in Oklahoma who doesn’t run the farm, but he can say the signs look like what cartels and criminal organizations do all over the state, which is making product and shipping it to the black market.
“That is part of what the Bureau of Narcotics will be looking at. We estimate well over 2,000 farms in Oklahoma are using that fraudulent structure to get a license while moving all their product to the black market,” he said.
OSBI has not said what the motive was for the killing.
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