UPDATED: MetroWest Drug Task Force Busts Illegal Psilocybin Mushroom Manufacturing in Framingham
FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Drug Task Force busted an illegally manufacturing and distributing mushrooms in the City of Framingham.
The Task force investigated “the illegal growing and distributing of Psilocybin mushrooms in the City of Framingham,” said Police on socila media this morning, February 4.
“The Task Force investigated and was able to identify a sing-family home being used to cultivate, package and distribute the hallucinogenic drug,” said the department.
The address was 35 Circle Drive, said Framingham Deputy Police Chief Sean Riley.
Circle Drive is in the Maple Street neighborhood of the City.
“A search warrant was served on the address and a large-scale grow was discovered. Ultimately, hundreds of pounds of growing and dried mushrooms were either seized or destroyed, and the grow was dismantled. In addition to full mushrooms, compounding materials and a manual pill-press along with loaded unmarked capsules containing Psilocybin were discovered and seized,” said Framingham Police.
About $37,000 in proceeds from the operation were recovered in a safe, said Framingham Police.
The subject operating the grow will be charged with Manufacturing, distribution and possession with intent to distribute a Class C substance, said Police.
The search warrant was executed on Thursday and the person is being summoned into court on the charges. No arrest was made that day said Deputy Chief Riley.
“As will all illegal drug enterprises, the goal of the operation is to make illegal money. That money and the drugs themselves create an environment that invites additional crime to include violent crimes. People who live near these illegal operations are potentially subjected to collateral damage and community disorder that surrounds them. The Cities and Towns that comprise the MetroWest Drug Task force will always seek to remove these potential dangers from their community regardless of who is involved or what illegal substance is being sold,” wrote Framingham Police on Facebook.