bags of mushrooms
seized bags of mushrooms- courtesy DEA microgram The Iowa Criminalistics Laboratory (Ankeny) recently received 199 large zip-lock plastic bags of dried mushrooms, suspected Psilocybe mushrooms (see Photo 1). The exhibits, originally packed in various boxes and large garbage bags, were seized by the Iowa State Patrol pursuant to a traffic stop of a large pickup truck on Interstate 80 in Pottawattamie County (southwestern Iowa). Analysis of the mushrooms (total net mass 92.96 kilograms) by TLC and GC/MS confirmed psilocin and psilocybin at a typical levels (not formally quantitated). This is the largest ever seizure of dry Psilocybe mushrooms in Iowa.