Hobbs Police report synthetic drugs known as “Spice” are becoming too popular in the area.
HPD Patrol Officers made undercover purchases at two smoke shops. In one of the shops “Up in Smoke” the officers yielded a large quantity of spice with a retail value of $88,000.
The HPD interim Police Chief said the stores are using loopholes to deal the drugs to youth. In the past week officers arrested people impaired with Spice.
HPD also reports at least two juveniles suffered adverse health reactions after smoking spice.
Spice refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana.