TULSA - Deputies from the Rogers and Wagoner County Sheriff's Offices raided a convenience store in Foyil Friday and arrested one person for selling synthetic marijuana.
Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton tells KRMG the drug is worse than even the real thing.
"The dangers of this type of product far exceed most any other type of drug," Walton said.
The raid took place at the Okie Mart in Foyil beginning late Friday morning.
Walton said they made one arrest, but expect more may follow.
He said it's not a new problem in his jurisdiction.
"It's a problem that's been ongoing for some time now. We've had a lot of community support, calls from concerned parents," he said.
He worries that the people who peddle K-2 have few scruples. "They'll sell it to anybody who's got the money to buy it," he said.
Also, the drug has been proven to trigger psychotic episodes in some people, and users often drive under the influence of synthetic marijuana.
He plans to put a stop to its sale and use in his county.
He'll begin by putting anyone he arrests in jail for as long as possible.
"Our hopes are that we can make a federal case out of this, and those penalties are pretty serious."