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In this section you will find several newspaper clippings regarding the occurrence and use of visionary mushrooms in Louisiana.
They are arranged alphabetically by newspapers and then Chronologically by dates.

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Bossier Press Tribune-Online
Bossier City Louisiana

Saturday May 6, 2006

Bossier Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jason Lowrey of the 1000 block of James in Bossier City, after he was stopped for crossing the white fog line several times as well as for not having a light on the license plate.

Upon making contact with Lowrey, the officer noticed his behavior to be very nervous. The officer noted that Lowrey’s hands were shaking and gave a delayed verbal response.

Consent to search the vehicle was given at which time the officers found a large bag of mushrooms under the passenger seat. The mushrooms still had dirt and cow manure on them.

The subject told the arresting officer that he did not know anything about the mushrooms, however, the officer noticed that Lowery also had mud and cow manure on his shoes and pants.

The co-defendant, Byron Marcel Evans, told the officer that he and Lowrey had been to a cow pasture to look for the mushrooms which contained Psilocybin, which is a hallucinogenic drug.

Lowery faces charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substance, improper lane usage and defective license plate light. Evans faces charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substance and two counts of failure to appear charges.

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