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Sheriff: After threats, Marshall County man busted for pot

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Marshall County deputies said Gary Jackson was threatening neighbors with a pistol. (Marshall County Sheriff) Marshall County deputies said Gary Jackson was threatening neighbors with a pistol. (Marshall County Sheriff)
The Marshall County Sheriff's Office provided this photo of what it described as marijuana being grown illegally on the property of Gary Jackson. (Courtesy) The Marshall County Sheriff's Office provided this photo of what it described as marijuana being grown illegally on the property of Gary Jackson. (Courtesy)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- A Marshall County man was jailed Thursday morning after allegedly threatening neighbors with a weapon.

In a written statement, Sheriff Danny Cryer said deputies investigating the report found Gary Jackson, 39, armed with a pistol and firing into the air at a residence near Woodville. 

After Jackson was disarmed and taken into custody, investigators found 150 marijuana plants on the property. 

"We asked Mr. Jackson about the plants... asked him if he had a medical marijuana card. He said he did not," Cryer said. "Asked him if he had a license to grow marijuana. He said he did not."

Deputies also recovered firearms and a "significant amount" of drug paraphernalia. 

Cryer said his office is keeping a close eye on those who grow marijuana.

"It's legal to grow with a license; doesn't mean that it's legal to grow without a license," the sheriff said.

Jackson was jailed on complaints of illegal marijuana cultivation, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, and for having a police radio during the commission of a felony.

Bond will be set at a Friday morning hearing.

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