'Synthetic drug' K2 bust made at Grand Lake convenience store
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL World Correspondent
Thursday, January 31, 2013
GROVE — Law enforcement investigators seized 3,000 packets of what they said is a “synthetic drug” at a Grand Lake convenience store Thursday.
Gitter Done, a convenience store on the north side of Cowskin Bridge, was shut down Thursday afternoon after an undercover agent bought a synthetic controlled substance known as K2 there, said Mike Eason, a Delaware and Ottawa County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigator.
No one was arrested, Eason said.
He said 3 grams of the substance sells for almost $40 and that “the drug is 10 times stronger than marijuana.”
The product was marketed as incense or potpourri and was kept locked behind the store’s checkout counter, he said.
The seizure comes off the heels of a yearlong undercover drug operation with the local drug task force and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, he said.
“We had been receiving complaints that people were having serious medical conditions after smoking the drug,” Eason said. “People were having seizures, heart attacks. One person almost died. He survived but was hospitalized for a month.”
The drug is marked “not for human consumption,” he said.