Rogers County Sheriff's Office arrests violent admitted K2 user

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Updated: 5/15/2013 10:08 pm Published: 5/15/2013 9:25 pm

A family in Foyil faced a dangerous moment when a man they hardly knew became violent in their home and later admitted he was high on synthetic marijuana.

"On Sunday we came home and found him passed out on my daughter's bed, and she was not even home," said mother, April Helean. "My husband started telling him he needed to get up and leave but he did not respond, then he yelled, and yelled again louder, then took the blanket from under Jason (Hughes) and he rolled over and then Jason yelled at him and said to leave him alone and then he started to swing at my husband."

Helean noticed 20-year-old Hughes had packets of K2, also known as synthetic marijuana, sitting between his legs.
"He threatened my husband with his knife," said Helean.

She and her husband called 911. Rogers County deputies then tried to pull Hughes out of the bed. Deputies told FOX23 News Hughes swung at thedeputy, who then shocked him with a Taser. Then Hughes cooperated and later admitted to smoking the synthetic drugs.

"That K2 is bad," said Helean.

"We have seen several violent cases in the last few weeks with K2 users," said Rogers County Sheriff's Office Captain, Jerry Smittle. "An EMT had to sit on a kid to restrain him when he was convulsing combatively to get him to the hospital."

Last summer, Smittle said a student was smoking it and saw a girl he recognized outside and tried to rape her.

"He went after her in the broad daylight in her own back yard,” said Captain Smittle. "We know the convenience stores that choose to sell the K2 products and we are working to run these drugs out of Rogers County."

Hughes was booked into jail on several charges including, obstructing an officer, threatening a violent act resisting an executive officer, and trespassing after being forbidden.

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Unwashed Mass - 5/15/2013 10:37 PM
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This is not about marijuana. Just because the police are confused doesn't mean the media has to be.
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