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Raid count up to 4

More defendants charged in pot case


McClain County prosecutors have charged three more individuals implicated in an unlicensed marijuana grow operation in Purcell.

They are Tri Cong Vu, 49, of Houston, Texas; Min Zhu, 29, of New York City; and Xin Zhu, 29, of Topeka, Kan.

The Zhu’s were each charged with Unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.

Both were released after posting bonds of $20,000 each.  Preliminary hearing conferences will be at 9 a.m. February 9.

Vu is charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and acquiring proceeds from drug activity. His bond was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing conference will be at 9 a.m. January 28.

Fa Lu Ye, 56, of Purcell, was charged earlier with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

His bond was initially set at $310,000, but was later reduced to $150,000. His preliminary hearing will be July 22 at 9 a.m.

On Nov. 18, the operation on West Juneau was raided by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Assisting agents were the Purcell Police Department and McClain County Sheriff’s Department.

Mark Woodard, public information officer with OBNDD said several hundred mature marijuana plants and several hundred pounds of processed marijuana were taken in the raid.


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