“Spice is NOT Nice” Grieving Mother’s message to Soldiers
The mother of a U.S. Navy Sailor, and El Paso native,
whose death she believes was influenced by the use of the synthetic drug,
Spice, will be discussing the dangers of Spice with 86th Expeditionary
Signal Command Soldiers, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.
Librarian Ruth M. Rivas, mother of Adam Hernandez, created the awareness
campaign “Spice is Not Nice” to educate and communicate to everyone about
the signs and symptoms of Spice-use in an effort to prevent further pain and
loss of loved ones.
Spice is a synthetic form of marijuana that can cause side effects like
hallucinations, paranoia, and even psychosis.
Machinist Mate 1st Class Hernandez was 28 years old when he was found
deceased June 20, 2012 while stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The discussion will be at the 212th Fires Brigade Dining Facility at Far
East Fort Bliss.
Directions to the 212th FiB DFAC: enter Far East Bliss at the Liberty
Freeway entry gate near the SPUR 601/RT 375 Junction. Continue along Liberty
Freeway apprx. 3 miles to Medic Ave. on the left. The 212th DFAC is apprx.
400 meters on the left: bldg 21171.