Authorities seize 715 pounds of marijuana from semi trying to enter Tinker Air Force Base
By Ashley Bunch
Authorities at Tinker Air Force Base and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have seized 715 pounds of raw marijuana and several thousand small containers of THC vape oil, according to a Facebook post from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
The truck was entering the installation for a legitimate delivery, said officials. However, upon routine inspection, a military working dog alerted on the trailer, leading security forces airmen to find duffel bags containing marijuana.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics reported finding about 35 boxes of raw marijuana and several thousand THC vape oil containers along with the two duffel bags. Airmen from the Air Force Office of Special Investigation and members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron were involved in the search.
Officials said they the believe the marijuana was being trafficked from Pasadena, California to New Jersey.
The driver, 59-year-old Ashot Grigoryan, has been booked into the Oklahoma County Jail for trafficking and maintaining a vehicle for drug activity. Grigoryan is also on probation from a previous trafficking case in Missouri, officials said.