Half a $1M in spice seized by Tampa Police

Posted at 5:36 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 17:59:42-04
Tampa police believe they've put a major dent in the local supply of the drug known as "spice."
About half a million dollars worth of spice was seized from a storage unit on Tuesday evening.
"To come across such a large amount, we are convinced that we're across a major player in this," says Tampa's Assistant Chief of Police Eric Dugan.
About 20,000 packets of spice was in the storage unit, and another 300 lbs of un-packaged spice.
Tampa Police showed off some of what was seized because they want to show the public how dealers are using misleading labels to sell the dangerous drug.
"I think it's to mislead parents, mislead law enforcement. It comes across as simple, harmless, and it's anything but harmless," Dugan tells ABC Action News.
"Take a look at whether your kids have this, your loved ones have this. It's just not simple stuff. They are taking it, ingesting it, and having some severe adverse reactions to the chemical that's in here."
Police are being intentionally vague about where they found the drugs and who it belonged to because they are still working to make arrests.