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.