WILSON BOROUGH | Police busted a hallucinogenic mushroom-growing operation Thursday in a home across the street from Philip Lauer Middle School, court records say.
Police discovered Janis Jankowich was growing the mushrooms when they responded to a report of a domestic dispute, court records show. After arriving, they searched the home in the 2400 block of Firmstone Street. Police said Jankowich consented to the search.
Jankowich allegedly used a red and white Igloo cooler for growing the mushrooms and had other materials for growing the drugs such as petri dishes and fertilizers.
Some of the drugs were packaged and ready for sale, records say. Also inside the house, police found a small amount of cocaine, records say.
Jankowich was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. She was arraigned before District Judge Todd Strohe and sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.
By MICHAEL BUCK
Lehigh Valley Live
June 7, 2009