Pair Charged With Running Mushroom Lab
Police Say Lab Found During Apartment Fire
GROTON, Conn. -- Two former Groton residents have been arrested on charges of running a mushroom lab.
John McTigue, 26, of Old Lyme, and Kathryn Immohr, 29, of New Milford, were arrested Thursday after an investigation into a lab police said was found at their former Groton apartment.
Police said the psilocybin mushroom lab was found during a fire in their apartment at the Country Glenn apartment complex in September 2009.
Police said numerous items were seized from the apartemnt and taht the lab could have produced up to five pounds of psilocybin mushrooms with an estimated street value of $12,500.
Police said the cultivation of the mushrooms did not cause the fire.
McTigue and Immohr were charged with possession of marijuana, operating a drug factory, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and cultivation of a controlled substance.
February 11, 2010
They were both released after posting $200,000 bonds.