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Nichols Hills attorney reportedly returns to Oklahoma after his arrest in California pot bust

Robert Sisson, 54, of Oklahoma City suburb Nichols Hills, is accused of selling marijuana with his brother out of two businesses in California. Investigators seized 60 pounds of the drug and $80,000 in cash after serving warrants.
BY TIM WILLERT twillert@opubco.com Modified: April 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm •  Published: April 20, 2013
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A Nichols Hills attorney and his brother are accused of selling marijuana out of two businesses in Northern California, authorities said Friday.

Robert Sisson, 54, was among six people arrested April 11 in El Dorado County, about 50 miles from Sacramento. Also arrested were Sisson's brother, David Sisson, 45, and his wife, Stacy Sisson, 44, a sheriff's deputy confirmed Friday.

Robert Sisson was jailed on complaints of conspiracy to sell marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, court records show.

Sisson reportedly is back in Oklahoma City practicing law after posting bail in California. He did not return calls seeking comment Friday. Sisson moved to California last year to go into business with his brother, multiple sources told The Oklahoman.

Investigators seized approximately 60 pounds of processed marijuana, nine firearms and approximately $80,000 in cash after serving five search warrants, including one at each business and one at David Sisson's home.

“This is a fairly complicated case because it was a lengthy investigation with a lot of surveillance and a lot of controlled buys,” said Worth Dikeman, a deputy district attorney in Eldorado County who is prosecuting the case.

Dikeman characterized the businesses — identified as River City Wellness and C4C — as storefront operations that sell marijuana and marijuana-related paraphernalia. He said the sale of marijuana in California is prohibited, even for medicinal purposes.

No charges have been filed in the case. Dikeman said Friday that he had not seen any police reports.

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