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Creek County Deputies Uncover Large Marijuana-Growing Enterprise

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Pictures of the pot operation in Creek County. Pictures of the pot operation in Creek County.
Officers estimate the owner also spent about $5,000 on rotating lights in the garage. Officers estimate the owner also spent about $5,000 on rotating lights in the garage.
Deputies say when they walked in the place reeked of pot. Deputies say when they walked in the place reeked of pot.
The boarded up windows hid a sophisticated marijuana growing operation, run by a man who actually lives in Tulsa County. The boarded up windows hid a sophisticated marijuana growing operation, run by a man who actually lives in Tulsa County.

Emily Baucum, News On 6

CREEK COUNTY, Oklahoma -- The Creek County Sheriff's Office was at the scene of a large indoor marijuana bust Friday afternoon.

Deputies took about $150,000 worth of marijuana off the streets and the man deputies say was behind it all.

"We talked to a couple neighbors and they didn't have a clue," said Corporal Kevin Haney of the Creek County Sheriff's Office.

The boarded up windows hid a sophisticated marijuana growing operation, run by a man who actually lives in Tulsa County.

"It was a very quiet place. They would see him come in once or twice a week. Stayed for only 30 minutes and then he would leave," Haney said. "They definitely spent some time here because there were a lot of cigarettes and a lot of paraphernalia."

Deputies say when they walked in the place reeked of pot.

"At this residence we've got about 250 plants. There's quite a bit of money involved," he said.

Officers say the rule of thumb: one plant is worth one pound of pot on the streets. Around here, one pound will go for about $600. That's $150,000 for the whole garden.

"It was a very nice set-up. They had a lot of lights, a lot of water," Haney said.

There were also at least a dozen jugs of hydroponic chemicals to help the plants grow. Officers estimate the owner also spent about $5,000 on rotating lights in the garage.

"It disperses the light and the energy and the water so they don't have to sit here and man it on a daily basis. They can just come and check on it from time to time," Haney said.

From potted plants to marijuana hanging from the ceiling -- it appears every room in the house was part of the hydroponic experiment -- even the kitchen sink.

Police also served a search warrant Friday evening at David Shuck's home -- the suspect who is now under arrest. It's his primary residence and they found more marijuana inside

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