The Pryor Times

Crimes and courts

April 24, 2014

Suspects caught with hydroponic pot

PRYOR, OK — Chotueau Police Officers Thomas Fisher and Chad Nave performed a routine traffic stop for a defective taillight Monday night.

The stop was made at Highway 69 and Lakeside Avenue, and the smell of marijuana permeated the vehicle.

Justus Barr and Johnathan Tippett, both of Vinita, allegedly stashed their marijuana in the vehicle’s glove box.

“We requested that they open the glove box,” said Fisher. “After a few minutes they consented and gave us the key to the glovebox which one of the two was hiding in his jeans.”

The officers seized 12.5 grams of hydroponic marijuana and two pipes.

Barr and Tippett were booked into the Locust Grove Jail on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barr’s bond was set at $1,0008 and Tippett’s was set at $1,156.

“Hydro is a better quality of marijuana. It has a higher concentration of THC. It's grown a little differently,” said Nave. “Hydro is the stuff you see that people use the special lights to help them grow, not like the pot plants that are grown outside.”

Nave said that better quality also means more expensive.

“We are coming across it more than what we used to. That could be because we've got some dealers in the area and/or Colorado. People have started buying it legally there and bringing it back here to sell,” said Nave.

While it can legally be purchased in Colorado, the law prohibits buyers from taking the substance across state lines.

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