JACKSONVILLE—Camp Lejeune has already banned the incense known as “Spice" or "K2" but that has not stopped some marines from buying the product.
In response, Military officials recently ordered all personnel to temporarily stay away from 24 local businesses which sell spice. Jacksonville resident, Nickolas Perrault, thinks its unfair to punish local businesses and military personnel for the actions of others,
"I really don't think its fair for both, and for the Marines to have to find other places to buy cigarettes and soda. You know, just because spice is banned. That's how I feel," said Perrault.
One Marine wanted to give her opinion but asked for her identity to stay private.
"Personally, I think they could go a little bit more lenient on some of the things that is being done around the base. And you know, everybody has to make a living somehow, and this is the only way that some people can make a living, by selling tobacco."
The Marine also said that tobacco stores are the main entertainment in Jacksonville and people wouldn't be as drawn to the blacklisted stores if the area was more developed.
Base commander Col. Daniel J. Lecce at Camp Lejune, N.C. issued a base order Feb. 7 placing the following local establishments temporarily off limits to all personnel serving aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
The following stores are off-limits:
1. Coastal Smoke Shop, 214 Brynn Marr Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
2. Nash Market, 237-4 New River Dr. Jacksonville, N.C.
3. Dash-In, 1316 Hargett St. Jacksonville, N.C.
4. Kwik Stop Mart, 311 Old 30 Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
5. CJ's Quick Mart, 1010 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
6. Tobacco and More, 211-B Western Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
7. Reid's Mart, 461 Hubert Blvd. Hubert, N.C.
8. Smokers Post, 1042 North Carolina 210 Sneads Ferry, N.C.
9. Verona Quick Stop, 2894 Verona Loop Road Verona, N.C.
10. Discount Tobacco, 331 G & H Western Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
11. Tobacco Leaf, 215-100 Western Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
12. One Stop Shop, 501 Corbin St. Jacksonville, N.C.
13. D's Quick Mart, Richlands, N.C.
14. Tobacco Club, 487-B Western Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
15. Hip Hop and Hookahs, 311 S. Marine Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
16. Speed Mart, 2601 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
17. Moe's Mart, 2105 Belgrade Swansboro Rd. Maysville, N.C.
18. Tobacco Alley, 106 Hickory Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
19. Belfast Quick Mart, 1500 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
20. Tobacco For Less, 439 Western Blvd. Jacksonville, N.C.
21. Tobacco House Cigarette Center, 1213-C Country Club Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
22. D's Drive Thru, 226 Wilmington Hwy. Jacksonville, N.C.
23. Kings Drive Thru, 1796 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.
24. Express Way, 1261 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, N.C.