Man arrested in Glenpool pot-growing operation
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
GLENPOOL — Police uncovered a marijuana-growing operation Monday inside a house near a child-care center.
Glenpool police officers forced entry into a home in the 14100 block of South Hickory Place after attempting to serve a search warrant around 8 a.m., documents show.
Police who entered the home immediately noticed a bag that contained 3.5 grams of marijuana and found Rayshawn Wandre “Ray-Ray” Crawford, a woman and an infant inside the residence.
The arresting officer wrote that the search warrant was granted after a confidential informant bought marijuana from Crawford, 19. The informant also said Crawford had sold marijuana to juveniles.
Crawford told police that he knew they were coming and said, “I ain’t got nothing else,” according to his arrest report.
Marijuana shake and seeds were found in every room of the residence and in and around Crawford’s wallet, police said.
The infant’s bedroom and closet allegedly contained “seven small starter plant bowls with potting soil and what appeared to be marijuana seeds,” various plant nutrient supplements for growth, grow lights, a nutrients almanac and a chart “that gave the basics of how to conduct a hydroponics grow,” the arresting officer wrote.
Police also reported that they found 29 hydrocodone pills and a video of Crawford growing marijuana plants.
The woman said she believed Crawford was growing flowers and tomato plants, the report states.
Crawford was arrested on complaints of cultivating marijuana in the presence of a minor, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled drug.
He is being held at the Tulsa Jail in lieu of $8,750 bond.
The house where Crawford was arrested is less than 500 feet from the Native American Coalition of Tulsa’s Head Start facility in Glenpool.
He was previously charged with assault and battery on a juvenile detention officer in September 2011. That case was dismissed.
Rayshawn Wandre “Ray-Ray” Crawford