Police have “a suspect in mind” after four people were found dead and one injured at a Cannabis farm in rural Oklahoma, reports ABC News. No arrests have been announced. Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation Capt. Stan Florence said authorities believe the suspect knew the victims.
They were found dead Sunday night at the 10-acre farm west of Hennessey, about 55 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.
“They all know each other,” Capt. Florence said. “Don’t know if they’re related, or if they’re coworkers. But certainly these individuals were, we believe, all familiar with each other.”
No Victim IDs Released
Authorities have not identified the victims, nor have they said how the victims were killed. The injured person was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital. The case is being investigated as a quadruple homicide.
The Kingfisher County Sheriff’s Office initially responded to a reported hostage situation at the farm, reports CNN. They subsequently requested help from state authorities, Florence said.
“At this point, we have a suspect in mind,” Florence told reporters Monday at the property. “We have no information specific to be able to share … at this point.”
“There’s A Lot To Unravel In This Case”
Police searched the property late Sunday and Monday using drones, helicopters and on the ground, Florence said. But they didn’t find their suspect.
“There’s a lot to unravel with this case,” he said. “It’ll take a little time for us to process it.”
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is also on the scene to investigate the growing operation, according to Florence. It was not immediately clear if the operation was legal and licensed.
A listing on a commercial real estate site placed earlier this year describes the property as an “operational grow” with 5,000 square feet of growing space, reports NBC News.
Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana in 2018 with a California-style law. The industry quickly boomed, thanks to fewer restrictions than in most other states.
In March, state voters will decide whether to legalize the adult use of the herb.