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Happiest Arrest Photo of All Time Belongs to This Man, Courtesy of "Psychedelics"

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    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
    Photo: The Independent
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. Alfa
    It seems utterly ridiculous to me to arrest a marijuana and mushrooms user for possession & growing of drugs that have no proven harm and have obvious medical and psychological benefits.
    At least PA is moving forward with legalization.
  2. gonzochef
    I can't help but laugh a little at the fact that he invited the officers to help him search for his lost keys in a room full of drug paraphernalia, but even more than that I am surprised at the knowledge the cop had about mushroom manufacturing ingredients. That stuff isn't common knowledge that way bottles of chemicals might be. I feel sorry for the guy, though, since the drugs he was using/growing/manufacturing are so benign if not beneficial. What a shame, the drug war laws win another small and pointless victory against a peaceful human being.
  3. Beenthere2Hippie
    Every word of what both you gentlemen have said is true: it is an utter shame that the US, claiming to practice the highest standards held in western civilization, still remain so unenlightened on harmless substances like cannabis and mushrooms.

    Sadly, this guy will pay a price that he should never have to pay for merely having indulged in the psychedelics he so loves. And that's loathsome and unnecessary...

    but his photo still takes the cake. ;) Best arrest photo I've ever seen, for weed and 'shrooms.

    Okay. Just a little levity was what I was going for; that's it from the peanut gallery today.
  4. AKA_freckles
    What exactly is a "mushroom plant"? Mushrooms aren't plants, I wonder what the hell they're talking about.
  5. Reasonable
    Tell-tale Freudian slip clue pointing to "planted" evidence.
  6. tatittle
    I wouldnt go so far as to say they are completely harmless. Anything can be misused---thats why we have all those idiotic warning labels on the most mundane things like buckets. But for 200 years America deemed adults had the God given right to ingest whatever substance he wanted to. That changed due to a convergence of prejudice, puritanism, progressivism, and entering treaties with China etc. to open markets and raise America's world standing. Self-governance meant more than merely voting for leaders. No more.
  7. smp8i
    Our priorities are so misplaced, cops wonder why they are mostly disliked and not trusted. Real criminal continue to slip on thru the cracks while the police are booking this super dangerous killer
  8. Phungushead
    The kingdoms of animals, plants... And mushroom plants... lol

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