Havelock police have seized more than 1,000 grams of suspected illegal spice during a raid of the Super Expressway store in Havelock.
No arrests have been made pending results of testing for illegal synthetic cannabinoid compounds in the seized spice by the N.C. Bureau of Investigation laboratory, according to a release from Havelock police.
Havelock police executed a search warrant Wednesday at Super Expressway, located at 807 East Main St., and seized 1,101 grams of suspected synthetic cannabinoid, also known as Spice, according to the release. Street value of the items seized was estimated at $28,000.
The raid was part of a joint three-month investigation with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, and N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement in which presumptive testing of substances purchased from the store indicated the presence of illegal synthetic cannabinoid compounds, according to the release.
Spice is considered a quick and easy high, but its effects can be dangerous and sometimes deadly, according to authorities. While state law prohibits the sale of certain synthetic compounds commonly known as spice, authorities say manufacturers can get around current law by simply changing the chemical compounds.
Last year, Marine Corps Installations East recognized the potential impact that legal spice could have on Marines and put businesses known to sell the substances off limits.
Super Expressway was on the off-limits list, according to a Cherry Point spokesman.