|Updated: 12/11/2013 9:26 am
||Published: 12/10/2013 10:22 pm
Blunts, bongs and joints are considered an old way of getting high.
That's according to law enforcement.
FOX23 traveled to Mayes County and found out sometimes they don't know what "folks" are smoking because they're hiding it in, the open.
An ongoing problem just got worse.
Drug trafficking passes through Mayes County often and now there's more proof that users are hiding it in plain sight.
FOX23 spoke with Mayes County Capt. Rod Howell.
"Who would've thought?" Howell said.
Howell says people smoke weed with their e-cigarettes.
"Some are boiling it and extracting the concentrate from it," he said.
The odor goes undetected, and the high is more intense.
"They use it in a liquid form or a wax form," he said.
The trend has already spread across Mayes County. He and his staff found out about it through people they've arrested for recent drug busts.
"We haven't been able to prosecute them because we don't have the overwhelming evidence," Howell said.
It's added another ingredient to the growing drug problem deputies already struggle to control.
"I've been doing this 18 years. This is something I've never seen," Howell said.
He fears even trained drug dogs may have trouble detecting what's really being smoked.
He's concerned that when the problem becomes visible, it may already be too late.
Howell says the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is especially focusing attention on this problem -- as it continues to grow throughout the state.