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Reserve police officer arrested for marijuana grow

Published: Jan. 30, 2015 at 4:13 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2015 at 3:32 PM CST
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COMANCHE, Okla._A police officer in Stephens County is on the other side of the law after being accused of cultivating a large marijuana grow operation.

Officers from the District Attorney's Drug Task Force were tipped off to the operation after they were contacted by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper. They were told reserve officer, for Comanche Police, Roy Collinsworth was growing and selling marijuana near his liquor store business.

When investigators arrived at his store and questioned the officer he allegedly responded "Who me," "Are you kidding," "There is no way," and let investigators search his business. But when investigators asked to search a second building a short drive away, he told them they would have to come back later since he was working. But when the investigator told him he'd wait, the officer agreed to let them begin their search.

Investigators uncovered numerous five-gallon buckets, a 25-plant hydroponic system, crushed marijuana leaves, grow lights, fertilizer and several pumps and sprayers used to water the plants.

Collinsworth was placed under arrest.