Food and Drug Administration

10 arrested in federal Spice raid in Hampton, official says

Update: The former owner of Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, Jason Mickle, 29, was among the 10 people arrested yesterday in a multi-agency drug raid, according to a press release issued by Dana Boente, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Those arrested were charged with a multi-count indictment sitting in Newport News related to the synthetic narcotic "spice."

Spice is a synthetic controlled substance that  mimics the effects of tetrahydroconnabinol (THC) found in marijuana.

The release lists the other people arrested as Amanda Rowe, 30, of Hampton; Sandra Cooke, 52, of Hampton; Phillip Gibson, 45, of Hampton; Jake Pham, 29, of Newport...