• Officers say man exposed 3-year-old twins to K2

    By: Michelle Linn

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    Owasso, Okla. - A Green Country man is accused of smoking K2 and getting behind the wheel.

    Owasso Police arrested Carl Adams, 62, Friday morning, and investigators tell FOX23 the situation could have ended much worse, because of who was inside his pickup truck.

    Officers say construction workers, in the Walgreens parking lot off 86th Street North spotted a pickup truck bumping into the curb, just before 10AM Friday.

    "(They) quickly realized something was wrong with the driver, that he was disoriented and shouldn’t be driving," said Owasso Police Deputy Chief Jason Woodruff.

    Woodruff says Adams was in bad shape.

    Those construction workers tried talking with him, and dialed 911.

    "He wasn't really able to communicate anything," said Woodruff.

    Minutes later, police got there and found 3-year-old twin girls strapped into carseats, in the back seat of Adams' pickup truck.

    "They noticed a green leafy substance on his lap, that appeared to be either marijuana or synthetic marijuana, then also found a package of K2, and a smoking device in the car, so it quickly came together that this person was under the influence of drugs," said Woodruff.

    Officers worried the girls were exposed. 

    "These are very harmful chemicals that could have lasting effects," said Woodruff.

    Woodruff said medics found the girls had fluctuations in their heart rates.  

    It looked like they were also under the influence of K2.

    Medics took them to the hospital.

    "A child that’s exposed to these kind of things could have some serious developmental impact on those children as they’re growing up," said Woodruff.

    We found Adams' address on jail records, and drove out to his house, in Sperry, to find out why he was driving under the influence of K2, according to police.

    A DHS worker was inside interviewing Adams and his wife.

    He did not want to go on camera with us, because he does not want to jeopardize his custody case.

    He broke down several times, and asked us why stores are selling the stuff, if it is illegal.

    He told us he bought the packet of "Killa Skunk" at a smoke shop on the corner of Lewis and Independence.

    We made the 30 minute drive from his house in Sperry to North Tulsa, to ask them why they are selling it.

    An employee did not want to comment.

    Just last week FOX23 told you about a new law that takes effect Saturday.

    It will make it harder for stores to sell versions of K2.

    "It's one of those difficult laws to enforce, that the chemical compound that makes up the drug has to meet a specific criteria," said Woodruff.

    He tells FOX23 officers are anxious for that law to take effect.

    Adams says if DHS tries to take his daughters, he will move out of his house and let his wife raise them.

    Friday Adams is set to face a judge on child neglect and child endangerment charges. 

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