Hearing set for one arrested at Kaw City marijuana grow operationSeptember 8, 2021 | Courts|Featured
NEWKIRK — A preliminary hearing is set for Juan Javier Barajas-Lopez, 45, Kaw City, in Kay County District Court.
Barajas-Lopez was arrested after a search warrant was conducted by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Kay County deputies at a marijuana grow operation on Highway 11 near Kaw City on July 29. (see story)
Barajas-Lopez is facing felony charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, conspiracy to traffic in illegal drugs, cultivation of controlled substance, conspiracy to cultivate CDS and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Agents report agents located Barajas-Lopez during the search sitting on a mattress with his hands under a blanket.
He was ordered to put his hands up, when he did, agents recovered a loaded firearm. Next to him was reportedly was an estimated 100 pounds of cultivated and processed marijuana flower.
Agents report the grow operation had not obtained an OBN registration which is required to maintain a legal marijuana business.
According to the Oklahoma District Court Records, Barajas-Lopez is being held in the county jail on $200,000 bond.