Oklahoma couple accused of selling fake pot are listed as fugitives

Adam and Tracy Daniels, who authorities say amassed more than $1 million selling synthetic marijuana at their Woodward, OK, gift shop, are described as fugitives in a seizure warrant filed Friday in federal court, records show.
by Andrew Knittle Published: April 8, 2013

A warrant has been issued for a Woodward couple authorities say made more than $1 million selling synthetic marijuana at their novelty shop, and their attorney said the two are now on the run.

Adam and Tracy Daniels are accused in a 33-count indictment of money laundering and selling synthetic marijuana from Sugar Lips, their shop in downtown Woodward.

The indictment claims the couple were selling the products for at least two years.

Friday, the Internal Revenue Service filed a property seizure warrant, and an arrest warrant is also on file for the two, authorities said.

According to court records, the couple were buying synthetic marijuana from suppliers in Louisiana, Arizona and North Carolina.

“Tracy Daniels would provide samples ... to friends to smoke to see if it was ‘good,' meaning it made them high,” the indictment states. “If the product was ‘good,' it was sold at Sugar Lips.”

Chelsea Cook, 29, also was indicted with the couple. An attorney representing Adam and Tracy Daniels described Cook as “a stepdaughter.”

Court records show that Cook and the couple share the same address in Woodward. Cook is accused of selling several packs of the synthetic marijuana in May 2012 during a controlled purchase made by investigators.

‘Large amounts of money'

According to the indictment, the couple made a substantial fortune selling products with names such as “No More Mister Nice Guy” and “Rack City.”

Bank records reviewed by investigators show the couple deposited $374,884 into a bank account from February 2010 to December 2011.

In another bank account, which was open between March 2011 and July, the couple deposited $724,813, mostly in cash, the records show.

“This analysis showed large amounts of money going from this bank account to different companies and individuals to purchase inventory for Sugar Lips,” an IRS investigator wrote in a seizure warrant.


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by Andrew Knittle
Investigative Reporter
Andrew Knittle has covered state water issues, tribal concerns and major criminal proceedings during his career as an Oklahoma journalist. He has won reporting awards from the state's Associated Press bureau and prides himself on finding a real...
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