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Police seize thousands of Spice packets from stores

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Posted at 3:00 PM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 18:01:11-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) - Police said indictments were pending after officers seized thousands of packets of synthetic marijuana, known as Spice, during a weekend search of two Petersburg convenience stores.

Officers took 2,500 packets of Spice from the Exxon at 2205 S. Crater Road and "several hundred" packets from the Gulf Express at 2755 S. Crater Road, according to Petersburg Police. Police said the Spice was sold under the brand name "Head Stash."

The Attorney General of Virginia's website called Spice an "herbal product sold as incense."

It indicates that in 2011 Spice, and similar synthetic marijuana products, was considered  a Schedule I drug.

Under Virginia law, it is illegal to "possess, sell or distribute Spice."