Tulsa Police would neither confirm nor deny its use of GPS tracking devices in some pharmaceutical drugs to apprehend drug thieves Thursday.
Sgt. Justin Farley said, "We know that they are in existence in several places throughout the country. We know that that's a tool many of the places you go."
This comes after police arrested 24-year-old Javier Diaz about two weeks ago, following an attempted armed robbery at Drug Warehouse on Harvard. Police said he was after Oxycodon, a drug often sought in drug store robberies.
Tulsa residents Channel 8 spoke with said they support the use of GPS trackers in drugs in order to cut down Tulsa's growing drug problem.
Channel 8 also spoke with a pharmacist who said he did not know where the money for trackers comes from or which companies might be using them. He said he understands the tools might make it easier for law enforcement to catch criminals, but he also said using them could only encourage drug thieves to ask stores they rob to remove them.