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Law Enforcement Cracks Down On Controlled Substances In Connecticut & Vancouver, Various Arrests Made

Following a potential drug-dealing lead, a joint drug task force with federal, state and local law enforcement authorities raided a property in Burlington, Connecticut and found large bags of psilocybin mushrooms worth around $8.5 million.

Officials raided the home on November 2, after a tip that someone was operating a growing facility. They seized the mushrooms production as well as charged a 21-year-old man with “operating a drug factory and possession with intent to sell/distribute narcotics,” reported AP News.

The man, who was arrested, stated that the mushrooms were not illegal and declined to consent to a home search after showing the officials a detached garage. After obtaining a warrant, officials found “psilocybin-containing mushrooms in various stages of growth” besides ventilators and other equipment.

According to a police statement, the resident eventually “admitted to investigators that the mushrooms were in fact psilocybin, which is a Schedule 1 controlled substance -defined as drugs, substances and chemicals that are not currently accepted for medical use and have a high potential for abuse.”

Released on $250,000 bail, the man was ...

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