ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Federal and local drug agents raided more than a dozen businesses in the Albuquerque area Wednesday morning, KRQE News 13 has learned.
The Drug Enforcement Administration was going after people suspected of manufacturing and selling illegal Spice and bath salts, drugs that have been linked to bizarre and deadly behavior.
News 13 cameras were there as agents from the DEA, as well as New Mexico State Police, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and the Albuquerque Police Department raided homes and businesses.
They served warrants on Ray's Smoke Shop by West Mesa High School in the 800 block of Coors Boulevard NW. Agents also hit another smoke shop in the 8000 block of Central Avenue NE.
They also searched homes and apartments believed to be associated with those businesses.
News 13 saw at least two people in handcuffs. Agents have arrested four people and charged them with conspiracy. They appeared before a federal judge late Wednesday afternoon.
Agents say this is an ongoing investigation and that 16 warrants were served during the morning.
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