Massive magic mushroom bust

By Phungushead · Oct 29, 2009 · ·
  1. Phungushead
    Massive magic mushroom bust

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Mounties have harvested a massive crop of magic mushrooms and charged two people after a traffic stop near Lake Louise.

    Two Calgary men were charged following seizure of 68 kg of psilocybin, worth about $700,000, in cardboard boxes after a truck was stopped by Mounties for an "equipment violation" last Thursday, said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb.

    Webb said an RCMP investigator, who has 15 years of experience, told him the largest seizure of the same drugs was about 15 kg several years ago.

    "This is quite larger than that one," said Webb.

    "He cannot recall of any other seizure this size in Western Canada."

    As police interviewed the truck driver and its passenger they figured a further probe was required.

    A dog unit team was available in the area and was later brought in to check the truck and officers found the massive amount of drugs in the bed of the pickup truck.

    Since the seizure, the drugs have been re-cased in large plastic containers which netted 11 bags.

    Magic mushrooms are hallucinogens, in the same drug group as LSD.

    These are drugs that act on the central nervous system to greatly affect the way one feels and thinks.

    Webb said investigators believe the load was destined for Calgary, where it would have been possibly distributed in the area and throughout Western Canada.

    The truck was eastbound on the Trans-Canada Hwy. coming from B.C., where the magic mushrooms were possibly grown by an organized criminal group, said Webb.

    The magic mushrooms appear to be in the same age which makes investigators believe they were not simply gathered and picked out of the woods.

    October 28, 2009


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  1. EscapeDummy
    Holy shit... what kinda penalties are the traffickers facing? Probably 20+ years huh?
  2. Phungushead
    Alberta Mounties make major magic mushroom bust

    [IMGL="white"][/IMGL]CALGARY — Two men are to appear in court next month in connection with what the RCMP say was one of its largest-ever magic mushroom busts in Alberta.

    Police stopped a truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise late last week and seized 67 kilograms of the hallucinogenic drug, with an estimated street value of $700,000.

    The pickup truck had been stopped for an equipment violation, but something during the stop made the officers suspicious — although police wouldn't say what. They called an RCMP drug detection dog to the scene.
    Sgt. Patrick Webb said the dog found the mushrooms packed in cardboard boxes in the bed of the truck.

    So-called "magic mushrooms" act on the body's central nervous system and can cause users to hallucinate.

    Shawn Lutz, 27, and Scott Gowing, 31, both of Calgary, were charged with trafficking and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Both men were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Banff provincial court on Nov. 16.

    October 26, 2009

  3. divinemomentsoftruth
  4. divinemomentsoftruth
    It makes him sad to see such a large amount of something beautiful seized by law enforcement. Also he didn't know that police dogs could detect magic mushrooms.

    (SORRY, please auto merge these post with out hurting his reputation SWIM is not in the clearest state of mind)
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