Grandfield man charged with dealing drugs

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Garrison Brown of Grandfield was arrested for distribution of a controlled and dangerous substance, according to District Attorney Ken Darby.

Last week a confidential informant told Tillman County Sheriff Bobby Whittington that Brown asked him about extracting THC oil trom Marijuana.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Brown allegedly told the informant that he knew a person in Burkburnett, Texas who wanted someone to extract THC oil from Marijuana. The informant asked Brown if he could deliver him some marijuana and Brown said he could get 1 1/2 ounces tor $400.00.

On April 26, 2016, agents of the District Three Drug Task Force, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Tillman County Sheriff’s Department met with the informant and initiated a controlled buy from Brown.

Brown met the informant at the Grandfield ballfield where Brown allegedly delivered the high-grade marijuana in exchange for $400.00 of “recorded buy money” from the informant.

Brown left the scene and was stopped about three blocks from the delivery site. When officers searched Brown’s vehicle, they allegedly found more marijuana in addition to the $400.00 dollars of recorded buy money.

According to a press release, Brown is currently being held in the Tillman County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance on the drug distribution charge.

Brown, who was arrested for burglary in Tillman County in February 2016, and is currently a Grandfield High School senior awaiting graduation, according to court officials.

Officials said Brown was out on bond at the time of his arrest on the distribution charge.

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