Four face drug trafficking charges in connection to Braman marijuana facility

January 9, 2023 | Courts

NEWKIRK — Four people are facing drug trafficking charges in connection with search warrants that were conducted at the medical marijuana facility in Braman last year.

Wei Ming Jiang, 63, Marianne QI Jiang, 56, May Lam, 52, all of Ponca City, and Hongrui Qian, 32, Liverpool, Cailf., are all facing charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, cultivation of controlled substance, conspiracy to traffic and cultivate marijuana and procuring or offering false instruments to be filed

The charges were filed by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics on Dec. 21, bringing the total number of people charged with illegal activity at the location to seven.

Three people were arrested and charged following the Sept. 28 raid at the location. (see story)

Agents report that on April 20, 2022, an inspection of the facility was conducted after different applications were submitted to OBN with different business names, owners, and two separate addresses.

Hongrui Qian

Agents report at the time the official name of the facility was not known and there were two active registrations, MJ Wing LLC registered to Marianne Jiang, who was listed as 25 percent owner, and Mary Moore, who was 75 percent owner. 

The second active registration was listed as “Wellmade and Tasty OKC LLC, (WATOLLC) registered to Hongrui Qian, 25 percent owner and Deyanira Gonzalez, 75 percent owner.

During the April inspection, agents reportedly spoke to Lam, who introduced herself as the owner. Agents report that she produced an inactive OBN registration.

In June 22, Lam reportedly called agents and reported that there was a new business arrangement with five owners and that they had agreed to use WATOLLC’s registration to keep cultivating.

As of Sept. 16 there were no active OBN registrations. Surveillance reportedly showed that the facility was still cultivating without an OBN registration.

On Sept. 28 agents conducted a search warrant. (see story)

Nearly 19,000 marijuana plants were reportedly seized along with 200 pounds of processed weed.

As a result, a search warrant was conducted at 212 Woodbury Lane in Ponca City, the address registered to Wei Ming Jiang and Lam.

Different business documents for the business were seized including a shipping manifest dated April 21 that reportedly shows that Wei Ming Jiang delivered $17,500 worth of marijuana to an Oklahoma City dispensary.

Court records show that Hongrui Qian was booked in the Kay County Detention Center on Jan. 4 and later released on $50,000 bond. Warrants for the others are issued with bond endorsed at $50,000.

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