(Enid, OK) Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after being found inside an Enid marijuana farm and were charged with multiple felony complaints.
According to an Enid Police Department press release, Joshua Andrew McElfresh, 34, and Terry Neil Fulkersin, 35, were arrested on complaints of first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony, knowingly concealing stolen property and possession of methamphetamine. McElfresh also was arrested on complaints of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm after former conviction.
Officers were searching with a forward-looking infrared camera and found McElfresh hiding beneath a pile of marijuana plants. He told officers he was an employee of the farm and had fallen asleep, but the owner of the business and employees confirmed he was not an employee. McElfresh also had a backpack of marijuana, a plastic bag of methamphetamine and an unloaded semiautomatic handgun, according to the press release.
A security company for the farm reported seeing two people attempting to break into the operation. A security guard found Fulkersin wearing a backpack full of marijuana. Elliott also found a plastic bag containing a crystalline substance near Fulkersin’s location, according to the press release. The owner of the farm said, estimated, the pair caused more than $20,000 in damage and further examination of the grounds would need to be conducted for additional damages.