1,400 synthetic drugs seized from Wilmington store

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – More than 1,400 packages of the recently banned substance “Spice” were removed from Northern Lights Smoke Shop in Wilmington, according to police.

The bust is the result of a month-long joint investigation between the Wilmington Police Departments Narcotics Unit and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

The street value of the synthetic drug is estimated at $30,000, according to police. Officers also found about $2,000 when they searched the Market Street business Thursday afternoon.

No arrests have been made, but charges are still pending, according to a news release. This is believed to be the largest “Spice” bust in the greater Wilmington area.

The Drug Enforcement Administration banned “Spice” in 2011.

Source: Wilmington Police Department

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