Men Facing Life For Transporting Edibles
Robert Shepard and Andrew Mason were stopped by Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics last week when they were believed to be following behind another car too closely. This happens to be a common tactic that police enforcement use in catching possible drug transporters. According to the Denver Westword, police profile out of state license plates, establish a bogus traffic violation and then find a reason to rip their vehicle apart searching for marijuana.
Mason and Shepard were acting nervous, which gave officers "probable cause" to search their vehicle. Soon after, police were alerted of at least 50 pounds of pot products in their car, including e-cigarette cartridges with cannabis oil, waxes, budders, hash oil and edibles. If you're found in the possession of hash and concentrates for personal use in Oklahoma, you could receive up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. If you're found to be transporting or have the intention of selling hash and concentrates, you face anywhere from two years to life in prison along with up to $20,000 in fines.
Oklahoma police were shocked at some of the products that Mason and Shepard had, saying they had never seen some of them before and assuming that adults don't like candy, so they must have been planning to sell the edibles to teens. Mark Woodward, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman, said at a press conference, "Teenagers are going to love this stuff. They're going to flock to some of these products, because they could literally be eating these in class, in school, on the school bus, in a movie theater, at home, and parents would have no clue."