Woman pleads guilty to drug possession
MACOMB - A Macomb woman accused of two felony drug offenses pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges.
Kathleen Ramirez, 21, was charged in McDonough County Circuit Court with possession of a controlled substance, possession of between 30 and 500 grams of marijuana and disobeying a traffic control signal.
On Monday she pleaded guilty to one Class A misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. She was ordered to pay court costs and penalties. The exact amount was not available.
Police served a search warrant at Ramirez's home on Feb. 19, the day of a car accident that killed her boyfriend, William Powers, 20, of Macomb.
Macomb resident Benjamin Sherwood, 21, the driver of the car, was later arrested and charged with reckless homicide.
The search of Ramirez's home turned up about 77 grams of marijuana.
Ramirez was stopped about a month later for running a stop sign, and the officer could smell the odor of burned marijuana coming from the car, according to police.
Police later searched her home and found less than 15 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.Flanagan man arrested
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La Salle man accused of selling drugs
A 32-year-old La Salle man is accused of selling drugs in the Illinois Valley area after police allegedly found more than 1,500 grams of psilocybin mushrooms at the man's residence.
Todd A. Dooley was taken into custody Thursday after members of the Illinois State Police Zone 3 La Salle Drug Task Force found the purported drugs while executing a search warrant at his La Salle apartment. Dooley is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony carrying a potential sentence of 6-30 years in prison with no possibility of probation.
He remained in custody this morning at La Salle County Jail in lieu of posting 10 percent of $75,000 bond.
- Craig Wieczorkiewicz
March 11, 2006.
Police: Man Grew Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in home.
(AP ELGIN, ILLINOIS). Police in South Elgin say a 22-year-old man was growing hallucinogenic mushrooms in the basement of his home.
Zachary Ivanovic was charged yesterday with possession of marijuana, manufacture or delivery of marijuana and possession of psilocybin (mushrooms).
Police in the Kane County community pulled a car over this week to investigate an unrelated complaint when they found a pound of marijuana in a gym bag.
Investigators then searched Ivanovic's home and found the mushrooms growing in 72 mason jars inside a basement refrigerator.
Ivanovic allegedly told police he was going to be paid two-thousand dollars for growing the mushrooms. He apparently said he needed the money for work expenses.
Bond for Ivanovic was set at $7,500.
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When drug task force officers raided Burton D. Evans' home in Grand Ridge in late winter, they said they found materials for growing hallucinogenic mushrooms.
They also found $220, which prosecutors are now seeking to keep.
The 22-year-old Evans, who also has lived in Streator, was charged after the raid with possession of a controlled substance. He is free on $1,500 cash bond with his next court hearing set for Wednesday, June 20.
During the March 13 raid at 405 Sylvan Ave., police said they found -- in addition to the cash -- a boxed Magic Master Mushroom grow kit, a Magic Tek instructional videotape and two syringes containing purported hallucinogenic mushroom spores. They also reported finding 4.8 grams of purported hallucinogenic mushrooms and 2.5 grams of purported marijuana.
The Magic Master Mushroom grow kit and the videotape are available from a business named Magic in Round Lake. The business could not be reached for comment.
The $220 now is in the control of State Police District 17 in La Salle. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed court papers to keep the cash, saying it was used to violate drug laws. If they succeed in keeping the money, it would be distributed to several law enforcement agencies per a formula.
The charge Evans faces can carry a penalty of as long as three years in prison. Circuit Judge Cynthia Raccuglia is presiding over the case.
A battery charge against Evans, which had been pending since 1999, was
dismissed the day after he was arrested in the drug raid. During the past
several years in La Salle County Circuit Court he has been found guilty once
each of disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a minor and twice of
3 comments on this articlePosted by Mr.. E from Ottawa at 2:42PM on Thursday, 5/24/07 Way to go task force!!!!!!! Posted by at 4:41PM on Thursday, 5/24/07 Report this comment.
I grow poppies every year. Does having poppy seeds put me at risk of being arrested for possession of a controlled substance (opium)? Got to wonder why was this lad's home being raided in the first place?
Posted by Kentucky hillbilly at 8:01PM on Thursday, 5/24/07
that $220.00 will go along way between 4 departments. the raid didnt pay for the gas and man hours to raid his house.
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2 Missouri men arrested for psychedelic mushrooms
By The News-Gazette
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:06 PM. CDT.
URBANA – Two people are accused of bringing psychedelic mushrooms for sale in Illinois following a highway traffic stop Saturday.
Arraigned Monday on charges of trafficking of controlled substances and possession with intent to deliver more than 200 grams of controlled substances were Jeffery Carmichael and Jeffrey Ferguson, 21, both of Maryville, Mo.
Bonds were set at $7,500 for Ferguson and $3,500 for Carmichael. Both were advised that they could face prison sentences of up to 30 years if convicted on the charges.
State Police Sgt. Bill Emery said a District 10 trooper made a traffic stop near the Cunningham Avenue exit on Interstate 74 in Urbana about 4:50 p.m. Saturday for Carmichael and Ferguson not wearing a seat belt.
The trooper smelled marijuana, Emery said. Troopers searched the trunk of
the car and seized cash and a large bag of psychedelic mushrooms, he said.
I have a feeling these guys are going to know what it feels like to be ass fucked (both metaphorically and physically).
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Parent could lose Cary home in drug arrest
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May 11, 2008
Assistant State's Atty. Susan Fleming said that on June 6,
2003, Medina gave Phillips the gun after Phillips told him he needed it for a
robbery to obtain drugs. Phillips approached Tate near the loading dock of his
workplace and shot him in the chest, she said.
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Alleged Psilocybin Mushroom Operation Shut Down
August 14, 2008 - duquoin.com
Members of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Municipal Task Force began an investigation recently of an alleged psilocybin mushroom growing operation at 7911 Gemini Court, Sparta, Illinois. The task force allegedly purchased cannabis and alleged psilocybin mushrooms from the residence.
On Monday, agents executed a search warrant at 7911 Gemini Court in Sparta. Agents seized alleged Psilocybin mushrooms, cash, cannabis, various drug paraphernalia, syringes with alleged psilocybin mushroom spores, 60 quart jars of alleged growing psilocybin mushroom spores, nine pans of alleged psilocybin mushroom spores in pan w/ coconut growing medium, a dehydrator, and psilocybin mushroom growing equipment including coconut growing medium, pans, and a tote used as growing chambers.
Agents also arrested Craig Bahre, age 26 of Sparta and Thomas J. Patton, age 23 of Sparta for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on notice to appear citations. The investigation continues.
2 Photos by Randolph County Sheriffs Office.