OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City police said they made more arrests in a string of at least 10 burglaries targeting medical marijuana dispensaries and other grows across Oklahoma City, investigators say. they are all tied to a specific team.
A court affidavit shows the burglaries began in late October with a break-in at a business on North Classen Boulevard. The document shows that the other crimes under investigation continued until January.
Police said as of Friday three of the suspects were in custody.
A fourth suspect has fled and there is a fifth warrant for another suspect.
“Our investigators have been working extensively to find out who these people are and to make several arrests related to them,” said Sgt. Weird Dillon.
In an interview with KFOR on Friday, the owner of one of the affected businesses recalled the burglary, which happened in January.
“Every time the front door opens, you get an alert,” said Josh Fischer, owner and operator of Fischer Genetics in Oklahoma City. “My wife immediately fired up the cameras because you’re not supposed to have a door that opens at 2:30 a.m. She looked at the camera and saw guys running through the facility and carrying product.
The video he shared with KFOR shows several armed burglars breaking into his facility, which manufactures products for cancer patients.
“They weren’t there to discuss, they weren’t there to buy. They were out to steal and no one was going to stop them,” he added.
Fischer said the incident caused them to step up security at their site, but the family business has been hit hard and may take months to recover.
“Our job is our livelihood. That’s what we do full time,” he said. “And we’ve done everything we can to make sure Oklahoma patients get the thinnest, cleanest product possible.”
“We are about six weeks behind the harvest because of the burglary. We are looking at eight to nine weeks before we have flour on the market again,” he added. “We will do everything we can to protect our lives and our business.”
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