A man smokes marijuana inside his apartment where he uses a hydroponics system to grow his weed in Mexico City in 2013. (Eduardo Verdugo, Associated Press file)

2 briefly escape Oklahoma jail to visit girlfriends, smoke weed

HUGO, Okla. — An Oklahoma sheriff says two inmates briefly escaped to visit their girlfriends and smoke marijuana and then walked back to the jail.

Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park tells The Oklahoman that inmates Harley Davidson and Rakeem Lennox waited for jail staff to leave the area near their room about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He says the men then entered the booking room to steal a laundry room door key and fled.

The sheriff says they returned to the county jail on foot after midnight and could face additional charges.

He says both men were in jail for drug possession.

Information from: The Oklahoman