Burkburnett PD prepared to see medical marijuana crossing the Red River

Oklahoma is 30th state to legalize medical marijuana

Burkburnett, TX (RNN Texoma) - Law enforcement officials in north Texas are speaking out about what the passage of 788 could mean for them.

A Burkburnett Police Lieutenant says she wants everyone to remember marijuana is still illegal in all forms south of the Red River.

She says marijuana trafficking has always been a problem in her city, but it became an even bigger problem when Colorado legalized it for recreational use. She says she's not sure if there will be a spike in trafficking yet, but if there is then her officers will be ready. "As far as patrols, We would absolutely start patrolling an area maybe even doing surveillance on people that we suspect are doing that type of thing." said Lt. Lahoma Vaughn of the BPD.

Lieutenant Vaughn also says the Burkburnett city council will have to determine if more K-9 units are needed to help search for marijuana. She also says if they make a traffic stop and they suspect the person is carrying marijuana, then they will search their car with the K-9 unit they have on the force.

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