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Health Department Commends Alabama Police for Combating Spice

May 19, 2014  | 

Mobile PD photo of confiscated drugs. (Twitter)
Mobile PD photo of confiscated drugs. (Twitter)

A health officer for the Mobile County Health Department is commending the area's law enforcement community, including the Mobile Police Department and MPD Chief James Barber, the Mobile County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Sam Cochran, Jason Capstraw, resident agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mobile, as well as members of Alabama Beverage Control and others, for aggressively removing the poisonous sythetic marijuana known as "Spice" from local streets.

AL.com is reporting that in recent weeks, hundreds of prepackaged bags containing dangerous chemicals labeled as Spice and K2, among other names, have been confiscated locally on their way to market. Children as young as 13 have sought help from hospital emergency rooms after taking the chemical concoctions.

Tags: Drug Enforcement, Drug Investigations, Mobile (Ala.) PD, Narcotics, Alabama


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Ima Leprechaun @ 5/19/2014 3:17 PM

Spice is causing havoc to the Emerald Coast. I suspect it's pretty much everywhere by now. What people will put into their system truly amazes me.

TheRookie @ 5/19/2014 4:21 PM

This has got to be nixed. The businesses who supplies this has got to be held accountable. From the concoction down to the possessors. Every time they come up with a law against the chemical(s) ingredients they tweak it to be legal. Salvia, Potpourri, Bath Salts, etc. Fine and Seize businesses of all involved.

Ima Leprechaun @ 8/9/2014 11:05 PM

Problem is as soon as they grab it out of the store, that seller changes location and goes right back into business. The manufacturer needs to be shut down. This has to be stopped at the source or it will continue. I applaud Mobile Police for their intensive effort, they are aggressively pursuing this problem but the source needs to be shut off. The crap people put into their bodies is amazing. I knew a hype that injected Mercuric acid directly into his vein because he was "told" it was a fantastic high. He lost about 8 inches of arm from this stunt and luckily lived. Meruric acid is used to clean slate floors and is very dangerous and corrosive.

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