ANTRIM COUNTY, MI — Authorities executing a search warrant in Bellaire reportedly uncovered an operation capable of producing $120,000 worth of what are commonly known as “psychedelic” mushrooms.
A search warrant was executed Oct. 1 at 203 Mound St., in Bellaire. Police arrested a 33-year-old Bellaire man and seized equipment capable of producing a large quantity of the Psilocybin mushrooms, authorities with The Traverse Narcotics Team said.
Psilocybin is produced synthetically or extracted from some species of mushrooms. The drug is taken as a hallucinogen and results in mild euphoria and increased sensitivity to music and visual sensations.
Some users report feeling separated from the world around them, according to information released by Brown University.
A second search warrant, executed Oct. 2 at 8216 and 8218 Kellogg Road, in Kalkaska County, resulted in the recovery of additional mushrooms and a marijuana grow operation. Police, after that search, arrested a 32-year-old Alden man, authorities said.
Additional arrests may be made as the investigation continues, drug enforcement team members said.
The Traverse enforcement team coordinated the search, with assistance from the Bellaire Police Department, Antrim and Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Offices, and Michigan State Police Houghton Lake Post.
Narcotics team members ask that anyone with information on illegal drug activity call a designated tip line at 1-800-338-0868.The Traverse Narcotics Team is also on Facebook.
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