Thomas County seeing increase in synthetic marijuana use

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 18:10:19-04

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Thomas County Drug Squad agents say, they're seeing an increase in spice cases, a synthetic marijuana.

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

He says spice has a greater criminal charge than marijuana.

Schofill says 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," said Schofill.

Schofill says they had numerous cases involving spice last month.