Officials say 12 individuals were arrested Thursday in Gloucester during a drug sweep involving the sale of spice and bath salts.
Eleven sailors stationed aboard the Norfolk-based USS Wasp will receive non-judicial punishment for using Spice, according to the Navy.
The U.S. Navy has added two businesses and removed two from its off-limits list.
The Navy is now investigating ways to screen for bath salts, which are undetectable in urine tests.
Legislation addressing the criminalization of synthetic cannabinoids passed the General Assembly on April 18, 2012 and will be signed into law on July 1, 2012.
The Navy says it plans to kick out 28 sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for using a synthetic drug that mimics marijuana called Spice.
A 15-year-old Gloucester High School student nearly died after smoking Spice, a synthetic marijuana.
Police seized $8,400 worth of suspected Spice from a business in Hampton on Tuesday.
It's been illegal since Wednesday, and already, local law enforcement agencies are cracking down on businesses selling synthetic marijuana, known as spice.
Synthetic marijuana and bath salts that have been used to get a legal high now will land users in jail.
In interview transcripts obtained by 10 On Your Side, 16 sailors described how their military careers went up in smoke.
It's a cash cow, but now selling spice, a synthetic marijuana, is also a crime.
A signature away from becoming illegal, spice manufacturers have found a way to possibly avoid the ban. A new, chemical free spice has hit the market.
Local retailers' days are numbered when it comes to selling synthetic marijuana, or spice. The DEA is using its authority to crack down on the synthetic drug.
The Navy announced Thursday that, effective immediately, ten local businesses are off-limits to all military personnel because officials say the retailers sell
The military wants to ban synthetic marijuana sellers, and heard from local retailers selling Spice on Thursday.
A York County teenager who nearly died after smoking Spice is sharing his story to warn other teens.
The Military asked dozens of local businesses to stop selling spice to everyone, especially those in the Armed Forces.
The Office of the Attorney General calls 10 On Your Side's investigation "eye opening."
The syndicated show "The Doctors" ran 10 On Your Side's investigation into Spice on its September 16, 2010 episode.