Thomas Co. drug squad seeing more spice cases

Thomas Co. drug squad seeing more spice cases
Thomas County drug squad agents say they are seeing an increase in spice cases, a synthetic marijuana.

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Thomas County drug squad agents say they are seeing an increase in cases of a synthetic marijuana called spice.

Drug Squad Commander Louis Schofill attributes the rise in cases to probationers using spice, because it does not show up in a drug test.

Schofill said spice has a greater criminal charge than marijuana. He said it can also be dangerous to use, causing damage to your body.

"From what I understand, there are tests that can actually catch them smoking spice which is a schedule 1 drug, which is actually worse for penalties than marijuana," explained Schofill.

Schofill said they had numerous cases involving spice last month.

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