City of Hobbs, New Mexico Approves Spice Ordinance

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, N.M. - Smoke shops and convenience stores in Hobbs will now face a steep penalty if they're caught selling synthetic drugs.

Hobbs passed an ordinance on Monday that bans drugs like spice or bath salts.

According to the new law, if any store is caught selling, ordering or manufacturing the drugs, they will be seized and that store will have to shut down their business for seven days.

Get caught a second time breaking the law and your business will have to shut down for a year.

Hobbs Police say they have been working hard these past few months to get the synthetic stimulants out of the city.