$1M Worth Of Psychedelic Mushrooms Seized In Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Police say officers responding to a call about a couple fighting found nearly 700 pounds of psilocybin “magic” mushrooms inside a house in Berkeley, alongside a mushrooms cultivation and sales operation.

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(Berkeley Police Department)

Police say the drugs have a street value of $1 million.

The Berkeley Police Department says in a statement police went to the home Saturday night after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance.

A 37-year-old woman and her 35-year-old boyfriend refused to open the door but after a short time exited the house and were detained.

Officers entered and found a “large scale psychedelic mushroom processing operation.” They found, in plain view, 677 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms in various stages of cultivation, as well as storage and distribution materials.

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(Berkeley PD)

The couple, whose names have not been released, were arrested and booked into the Alameda County Jail on narcotics-related charges.

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