Opelika Police confiscate potential 'spice' inside injured Airman's car

Police Chief McEachern press conference

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Opelika Police have confiscated what appears to be synthetic marijuana, also known as spice, from the car of Airman Michael Davidson, who was shot by an Opelika Police officer last Thursday.

Five empty packets were found as well as one open packet that had the potential spice still inside of it. A test needs to be performed before the substance is confirmed to be a drug.

In June 2012, Gov. Bentley signed a law classifying spice as a schedule I drug. Anyone caught selling or possessing spice can be charged with a felony.

Davidson's family claim Michael was not under the influence of any drugs when he had the incident with the officer. It could take months before the results of a toxicology test come back to determine if drugs were in Davidson's system.

No weapons were found inside the car.

Tomorrow morning, Police Chief McEachern will hold a press conference to discuss the shooting. Check back to wtvm.com for that update.

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