|Updated: 11/16/2013 8:55 am
||Published: 11/16/2013 12:05 am
Deputies arrested one man and shut down a gas station Friday in Rogers County along Highway 66 in Foyil.
A suspect, Mohammad Islam, was taken in custody.
An investigation into the synthetic drug trade in the area has been on-going for about six months.
"It's a huge problem. If you talk to people that work in emergency rooms, they'll say people come in, out of their minds on something.
That's synthetic drugs," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton
Rogers County deputies have long suspected the gas station was a thru-way for synthetic
After months of investigating, Walton said deputies were able to serve search warrants.
People at a school across the street from the gas station were alarmed.
One person, who asked to be called England, said "I'd hate for these little bitty kids to get a hold of something like that."
Another person we spoke with, Rosette, said she goes to the gas station every morning.
"I had no idea, and it is very scary."
"The operators of these types of stores will sell to anybody. They'll sell to a third grader if they've got the money to slide across the counter," Walton said.
Deputies said they found a stash of synthetic marijuana equivalent to about 201 kilos of marijuana.