A 41-year-old man was arrested late Monday after state police said they found 70 psychedelic mushroom plants and other drug paraphernalia inside his apartment at Hempfield Towers.
Troopers in Greensburg responded to a reported disturbance involving David Kalb shortly before 6 p.m. and found him standing outside a neighbor's door. He said he'd lost his room key and that his neighbor had an extra, so police led him to that apartment then back to his own, Trooper Ryan Marmol wrote in a criminal complaint.
Mr. Kalb "invited Trooper [Kenny] Sink and I into his room" to help look for his lost keys, the complaint continued.
Trooper Marmol reported seeing suspected marijuana in plain view on a desk in Mr. Kalb's bedroom. When he went to seize it, he wrote, he saw the plants, brown rice flower, rye berries and other materials used to grow mushrooms.
Mr. Kalb was charged with manufacture, delivery and possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday. He is being held in the Westmoreland County jail on $10,000 bond.
By Molly Born - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Dec. 8, 2015
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