Fake marijuana, Spice, being confiscated at smoke shops in N.M.


Drug Enforcement Agency

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. —

More than 15 federal agents are at a smoke shop in Sunland Park, N.M. Wednesday morning.

Drug Enforcement Agency agents are raiding a smoke shop near the Sunland Park Casino.

A spokeswoman for the agency tells KFOX14 that they are looking to confiscate the synthetic drug, Spice.

Spice refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and that are marketed as safe, legal alternatives to that drug, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

It’s sold under many names, including K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks.

DEA officials also told KFOX14 that they are raiding all smoke shops in southern New Mexico.

Multiple federal agencies and local authorities are conducting this investigation, DEA officials said.

The synthetic marijuana was banned in New Mexico in April 2011 when Gov. Susana Martinez signed the measure into law.

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3 thoughts on “Fake marijuana, Spice, being confiscated at smoke shops in N.M.

  1. I don’t think they would risk their business to do a “under the table transaction”. They’re like any other business trying to make a living.

  2. Just cause one puts a sign saying that they dont sell the product doesn’t mean that they dont sell it. It’s just a piece of paper, for all you know they can be doing under the table transactions to certain customers.

  3. Ha ha, I was at Station Recreation yesterday. When entering the store they have a sign on the door that pretty much say they don’t sell SPICE or any other banned substance. So this right here, is a waste of tax dollars. Why all the need for so many people. Why could have ONE officer gone to check the store out! These guys are obviously OBEYING the law and not carrying the banned substances. Why does it have to be a raid and not a check up! Just to make sure they weren’t breaking the law. A WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS IF YOU ASK ME! GO STATION RECREATION!

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