Meth makers are getting dangerously creative in Green Country.
On Tuesday, the Tulsa County Drug Task Force made another meth bust in East Tulsa at the Bristol Park Apartments in the 4400 Block of S. Garnett Road.
A couple was arrested for what the task force calls smurfing cold pills.
42-year-old Rick Hulvey and 35-year-old Amy Hulvey are accused of going from store-to-store and buying the main ingredient, psuedoephedrine pills, to make methamphetamine.
The Tulsa County Drug Task Force says they were caught on the state’s database that tracks people who buy pseudoephedrine pills.
Fox 23’s Abbie Alford spoke with the task force to find out another product “cooks” are getting their hands on that’s not easily tracked.
The days of cooking a huge batch of meth are gone. Instead, in less than an hour all meth “cooks” need are a few store bought products such as a coke bottle, chemicals used to clean an engine and pseudoephedrine pills.
"It's so fast and a lot less chemical odor,” says Sgt. Bob Darby.
Also included in the smaller meth recipes known as “shake-and-bake” are the ingredients inside an instant cold pack.
"Unbelievable. Unbelievable," says Pharmacist Steve Cole.
Cole says he got tired of policing pseudoephedrine pills in his store so he stopped selling any medicine that contains the drug.
Cole says now he’ll have to police who’s buying instant cold packs.
"Since you [Fox 23 News] brought that to my attention we are going to have to be a little more careful about what we put out on the shelves. If we have to we are going to have to put those behind the counter and control them," says Cole.
The Tulsa County Drug Task Force recommends stores keep a closer eye on First Aid kits too.
That’s where Fox 23 found an instant cold pack.