The Rogers County Sheriff's Office is using its sense of humor when it comes to looking for a drug suspect.
A bag of marijuana plants on the side of a country road has become a Facebook sensation.
It’s all because of a tongue-in-cheek, lost and found notice posted by the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.
Turns out the discovery might lead to a big pot operation in that county.
The bag was dumped on a dead end road in Oologah yesterday and deputies knew they probably wouldn’t find the grower of the pot.
So they had some fun and posted a picture of the pot on Facebook labeling it as a lost and found:
Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a large bag of marijuana that was found on a dead end road in the Oologah area.
If this is yours or know who it belongs to come by the Sheriff’s Office and meet with ...one of courteous deputies that will be more than happy to talk to you.
The owner can expect to be whisked away to a luxury suite with all the amenities that one can expect from a 5 star holding facility. Do not worry about packing a bag since we provide the finest Egyptian cotton garments in a lovely shade of orange.
You will also be greeted by other like-minded individuals that will make your stay as pleasant as possible while you wait to meet with one of our distinguished judges.
Rogers County Sheriff’s Office
“What I wrote, it was right off the top of my head. We do have a fine, courteous staff and we do have a wonderful facility in the jail, very clean. Egyptian cotton it would be nice, it's good looking stuff back there," said Captain Jerry Smittle.
The deputy’s lost and found notice had more than 800 shares and 500 comments on the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
"Did I think it was going to go this much? No, no. We were having a good time with it," said Smittle.
Some didn’t believe the marijuana was real but it tested positive for marijuana.
“There is no ducking the smell,” said Smittle.
What’s not a laughing matter is that 90 percent of Roger’s County 200 inmates are locked up because of marijuana and other drugs.
The leading drug abused in the county is meth but with this type of grow that was found deputies believe someone will start growing the drug again.
"We make a joke out of it but in all seriousness we hope that we get some tips and we are able to find out where this came from or someone else who is growing in the area," said Smittle.
The bag is evidence this could be a serious pot operation with growers worried law enforcement is too close.
"This is a well growth, someone took the time. It is wet and sticky, this was done yesterday,” said Smittle.
This could possibly open up a bigger investigation.
"It does let us know in the Oologah area that someone definitely has an indoor grow," said Smittle.
Rogers County Sheriff’s deputies say they will destroy the plants.
A bonus for the post is that it attracted hundreds of new likes to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook Fan page which could mean more crime tips.
To call to report a crime you can call the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (918) 341-3620.