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Camp Lejeune places stores known for psychotropic drugs off limits to Marines

Posted February 10, 2011

— Camp Lejeune's base commander has issued an order placing local establishments known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits to all personnel aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. 

Commander Col. Daniel J. Lecce issued the base-wide order on Monday. Marines are forbidden to visit or make any purchases at the locations listed below: 

  • Coastal Smoke Shop, 214 Brynn Marr Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Nash Market, 237-4 New River Dr. Jacksonville, NC
  • Dash-In, 1316 Hargett St. Jacksonville, NC
  • Kwik Stop Mart, 311 Old 30 Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • CJ's Quick Mart, 1010 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Tobacco and More, 211-B Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Reid's Mart, 461 Hubert Blvd. Hubert, NC
  • Smokers Post, 1042 North Carolina 210 Sneads Ferry, NC
  • Verona Quick Stop, 2894 Verona Loop Road Verona, NC
  • Discount Tobacco, 331 G & H Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Tobacco Leaf, 215-100 Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • One Stop Shop, 501 Corbin St. Jacksonville, NC.
  • D's Quick Mart, Richlands, NC
  • Tobacco Club, 487-B Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Hip Hop and Hookahs, 311 S. Marine Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Speed Mart, 2601 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Moe's Mart, 2105 Belgrade Swansboro Rd. Maysville, NC
  • Tobacco Alley, 106 Hickory Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Belfast Quick Mart, 1500 Piney Green Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Tobacco For Less, 439 Western Blvd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Tobacco House Cigarette Center, 1213-C Country Club Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • D's Drive Thru, 226 Wilmington Hwy. Jacksonville, NC
  • Kings Drive Thru, 1796 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, NC
  • Express Way, 1261 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, NC

Marine Corps Forces Command, which encompasses all eastern U.S. Marine Corps units, issued an order in January 2010 prohibiting Marines from possessing, purchasing, using, selling, distributing or introducing on military installations a list of psychotropic drugs.


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  • blackdog Feb 11, 2011

    What about CVS, Walgreens, Target, Wal Mart... They sell pharmeceutical grade dope.

  • Mugu Feb 11, 2011

    This is why the military can't recruit anyone wth a brain, they don't want every aspect of their lives being dictated by some poor guy who is retired on active duty being all bitter because he never got his assignment to Kaneohe like he was promised.

  • TurboRockShow Feb 11, 2011

    The ABC store is not on the list. So, alcohol fueled violence and rage, yes. Mind expansion via psychotropic drugs, no. Yeah, we wouldn't want any thought crimes going on in the Marine Corp.

  • NU Blackshirts Feb 11, 2011

    Hip Hop and Hookahs, no way!

  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 11, 2011

    At least now everyone in the area knows where they can find it. Great free publicity for them.

  • blackdog Feb 10, 2011

    Red Bull and vodka is still allowed. Everclear and toluene are also still OK.

  • jones22 Feb 10, 2011

    Caffeine is considered one of many psychotropic drugs.

    Psychotropic drugs have different uses and are broken into four major groups: hallucinogens, antipsychotics, depressants and stimulants.

    Does the list include every other place that sells coffee? Are the jarheads banned from the mess hall?

  • jones22 Feb 10, 2011

    Bases have had off-limits places for decades. What's the big deal because they updated the list????

  • The Fox Feb 10, 2011

    I just have to check out Hip Hop and Hookahs some day. lol.

  • golfnrev Feb 10, 2011

    The Verona Quick Stop is the only gas station within several miles, and a lot of Marines who live in that community stop there for gas during the day. That may put a hardship on them, and will also hurt that business. The owner may want to pull these items from the store if they want their business to thrive.