Cops confiscate spice stockpile

Published 10:03 pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Police discovered over a pound of spice at a local hotel.

Atmore police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding a bust that uncovered 1.868 pounds of synthetic marijuana in a hotel room.

No arrest has been made after police found 85 bags of prepackaged spice at a room in the Quality Inn at 2 p.m. Monday, said Scott Walden, 21st Judicial Drug Task Force agent.

“The police department received a call from the hotel about possible cocaine in a room,” he said. “Officers noticed packages of spice, deactivated the room key and a search warrant was obtained. We went in removed the items and got copies of who rented the room.”

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Walden said since the packages were not marked with a price, but weighing equipment was found at the scene, that the suspect was likely selling the substance for a big profit.

“He’s probably paying $30 per bag and selling it for $10 a gram,” Walden said. “He’s making about $100 per bag.”
The pending charges would be possession of drug paraphernalia and spice.

Although no arrests had been made as of Tuesday evening, Walden said they do have a suspect and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Atmore Police Department at (251) 368-9141.