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chocolate containing psilocybe mushrooms

INTELLIGENCE ALERT - 70,000 PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOM/CHOCOLATE 
CANDIES SEIZED NEAR AMARILLO, TEXAS The Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory Service in Amarillo (Amarillo, Texas) recently received a submission of approximately 70,000 chocolate candies (total net mass 154 kilograms), suspected psilocybin mushroom/chocolate concoctions. The exhibits were seized by the Texas State Highway Patrol pursuant to a vehicle stop on I-40, just west of Amarillo (the vehicle was travelling from California to Tennessee). The candies were being stored in the vehicle’s trunk in trash bags, under what appeared to be a space blanket, and were furthermore being cooled by dry ice (see Photos 1 and 2). There were two, rather indistinct designs - a fish, and a cameo (see Photos 3 and 4). Microscopic examination of a crushed sample revealed a large amount of finely ground, mushroom-like material mixed into the chocolate. Analysis of this material by TLC, UV, and GC/MS confirmed psilocin (quantitation not performed). This was the laboratory’s first encounter with psilocybin mushroom/chocolate candies, and in fact was the first encounter with any adulterated form of psilocybin mushrooms. The laboratory’s largest previous submission of psilocybin mushrooms was just over seven kilograms. [Editor’s Notes: This appears to be the largest seizure of psilocybin mushroom/chocolate concoctions ever reported. The phenomenon of psilocybin mushroom/chocolate concoctions was discussed at length in the June, 2003 issue of Microgram Bulletin (with additional reports also being published in the May, August, and October 2003 issues of Microgram Bulletin). A specialized forensic analysis for these concoctions was published in Microgram Journal 2003;1(3-4):177.]

chocolate containing psilocybe mushrooms
Terrapinzflyer, Sep 20, 2009