5 lbs of mushrooms
5 lbs of mushrooms from a seizure in ohio- courtesy DEA microgram The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation - Richfield Laboratory recently received a shipping box containing two large plastic bags, each containing “vegetation” (total net mass 2288 grams), suspected Psilocybe mushrooms (see Photo 11). The box had been mailed from the U.S. west coast and was seized by the Niles Police at a local mail-handling facility (Niles is a northern suburb of Youngstown). Following basic workup, analysis of an ether extract of the material (reconstituted in chloroform) by GC/FID and GC/MS confirmed psilocin. The laboratory has previously received Psilocybe mushrooms, but this was an unusually large submission.