|A section devoted to newspaper clippings, unusual articles and some psilocybian mushroom trivia|
|Hello and welcome to our News archives. In this section you will find
a wide variety of newspaper clippings regarding the visionary mushrooms.
I Started to catalogue these clippings back in 1973.
They are arranged alphabetically by countries and newspapers and then Chronologically by dates.
Intelligencer & Wheeling News-Register
Wed, 15 May 2002
Police seize shroom supply
By Reed Williams, Daily Progress staff writer.October 29, 2004.
The Daily Progres . Com www.thedailyprogress.com Charlottesville, Virginia
Local narcotics detectives raided an Albemarle County manís home late Wednesday and seized around 100 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, more than 60 ecstasy pills, a gun and about $2,300 in cash, authorities said.
Itís unusual for detectives with the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force to find hallucinogenic mushrooms being grown, according to Sgt. John Baber. In 12 years with JADE, Baber could recall only one other such case.
ďItís rare we come across someone growing or manufacturing it,Ē he said.
Investigators arrested Ian J. Saul, 23, of 1077 Towne Lane, and charged him with possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute and manufacturing psilocybin mushrooms with intent to distribute, both felonies, Baber said.
Saul also was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Additional firearm charges are pending, Baber said.
Detectives raided Saulís house at about 6 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a tip, Baber said. They found mushrooms in tubs and jars of chemicals for growing them, he said.
Authorities also found a .45-caliber pistol, 67 ecstasy pills and about 15 grams of marijuana, Baber reported.
Saul was arrested without incident. He was free on bond Thursday but could not be reached for comment.
Contact Reed Williams at (434) 978-7263 or email@example.com.
Kids Caught Picking Hallucinogenic Mushrooms
Posted Thursday, May 3, 2007 ; 06:53 PM
Updated Thursday, May 3, 2007 ; 08:16 PM
Authorities warn of their dangers.
These mushrooms could harm or even kill someone if used improperly, police said.
WTRF's news cameras went into the woods with authorities and spotted the mushrooms right away.
Police warn if you get caught picking them you will be arrested.
The mushrooms are narcotics and considered the same as heroin or LSD, according to police.Copyright 2007 West Virginia Media
|Letter to author of paper
Dear Dave Elias,
Weirton, West Virginia
Five Arrested For Picking Illegal Mushrooms
POSTED: 9:52 pm EDT May 20, 2007
WEIRTON, W.Va. -- Panhandle Trail is a quiet, peaceful trail where many families enjoy walking or even biking. But there is something growing near the trail that's not so family friendly -- wild mushrooms containing psilocybin, a drug that causes hallucinations. For the second time in one month police have arrested a group of people they said were trying to pick them.
"I don't understand why people would want to do that to themselves. I mean I don't even like being on cold medicine. I can't imagine people wanting to be out of control with their mind," said trail walker R.J. Cooke.
Weirton police took five people into custody along the trail on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of illegal mushrooms around four oíclock Sunday afternoon. Police would not release their names, but said they got a tip from a trail walker who said they saw suspicious activity.
"I'm not exactly sure what they do with the mushrooms, but I've heard that they come out there and gather them," said trail walker Jim Virtue.
Police said they will not tolerate anyone picking the mushrooms. Currently, the five people arrested are facing misdemeanor charges, but could face felony charges in the future.
"I have a lot of friends that live in Weirton and they are concerned about it for their kids, themselves, and the criminal aspect," said Cooke.
Most of the people on the trail said it won't stop them from enjoying a weekly stroll , but they said they will report seeing any suspicious activity to police.Copyright 2007 by wtov9.com.