Drug Enforcement Administration agents busted a second spice lab in St. George on Thursday, the day after the massive takedown of an alleged spice ring.
Fourteen people from St. George and Salt Lake City are suspected of manufacturing synthetic marijuana, called spice, and shipping it to smoke shops across the country, according to a complaint filed against them in federal court. Law enforcement announced the charges on Wednesday, hours after executing more than 150 arrest warrants in 33 states, putting an end to the suspected two-year drug operation.
The search warrants on Wednesday included a warehouse in Hurricane where agents suspect they manufactured the spice. The raid in St. George on Thursday included a second warehouse, allegedly a second lab, and two storage units, where agents found chemicals and finished spice products, said DEA spokeswoman Sue Thomas.