Purcell police cracking down on K2


PURCELL, Okla. — Undercover narcotics agents from several agencies raided a Lexington convenience store Wednesday morning.      

Authorities said “Kim’s Corner” has been selling gas, soda and chemical-laced herbs called K2.

Purcell Police Lt. James New said, “It’s a big problem here and every community in Oklahoma and throughout the country.”

K2 has now surfaced on the Purcell High School campus. 

Police got a tip that a supplier was making regular visits to the tobacco-free campus.

Lt. New said, “We had an officer called over there by the principal about someone coming out one or two times a week and selling to the students.”

School administrators won’t say how many students may be involved. 

They are working closely with police to crack down.
      
Ironically, next week is Red Ribbon Awareness Week here. 

The school is bringing in a state narcotics agent to hold a “scared straight” assembly to teach students the dangers of K2 and other synthetic drugs.

Narcotics agents said these popular drugs are unpredictable. 

Sources tell us one person is now in ICU from a K2 overdose. 

Police hope it’s a lesson students will take to heart.