The Lazy Dayz Hookah Lounge, which allows customers to smoke a water pipe called a hookah, was denied extended operating hours because of concerns it would sell a legal drug that city officials consider dangerous.
Owner John Sedwick has admitted selling Spice, a synthetic drug that smokers say provides a marijuana-type high, at his Newport News location, Norfolk City Manager Regina V.K. Williams told the council Tuesday. The Navy and city officials have condemned the sale of Spice, which is banned in several states but is legal in Virginia.
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