Sevastopol police detained a mushroom picker
Sevastopol police detained a local resident who intended to sell a large batch of narcotic mushrooms.
Employees of the Drug Control Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol, with the force support of the special forces detachment “Thunder,” detained a 28-year-old local resident who was growing psilocybin mushrooms at home with the aim of their further sale in the territory of the Hero City.
It was established that the drug farmer purchased seeds of cap mushrooms on the Internet, which are prohibited for cultivation, and created all the necessary conditions for their cultivation in the kitchen of his apartment. The attacker planted the seeds in prepared myceliums, carefully looked after them, and after the fruits ripened, cut them off and dried them for further sale.— reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.
As a result of a search at the suspect’s place of residence, police discovered and seized four myceliums in which 136 mushrooms containing the narcotic drug psilocin grew, as well as dried fruit parts of narcotic mushrooms.
In relation to the detainee, the investigative department and the inquiry department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Gagarinsky district initiated criminal cases on grounds of crimes under Part 3 of Art. 30, paragraph “b”, part 3, art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Attempted illegal sale of narcotic drugs and parts of plants containing narcotic drugs, committed on a significant scale”) and Part 1 of Art. 231 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal large-scale cultivation of plants containing narcotic drugs”). The perpetrator faces up to 15 years in prison.