Mitchell Man Arrested After Police Find Psilocybin Mushrooms in Cup

(JUDAH) – A Mitchell man was arrested Friday after police found more than 34 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms in his truck during a traffic stop.

According to a Lawrence Superior Court 1 probable cause affidavit, Highway Interdiction Team officer Shaun Cabral and Lawrence County Prosecutor Investigator Greg Hagan were traveling along State Road 37, near Old State Road 37, when they noticed a red Chevrolet truck with no working taillights. The driver also made an abrupt lane change without signaling. They then changed lanes again and veered into the median.

Brandon Haley

Officers initiated a traffic stop at Sieboldt Quarry Road and Old State Road 37 and questioned the driver 23-year-old Brandon Haley.

Haley didn’t have a driver’s license or registration for the truck.

Cabral’s K-9 partner Jack alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle.

Officers found a THC vape pen, cannabis oil, scales, and other drug paraphernalia. Later they found 34 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms inside a fast food cup, and an Orange County jail shirt.

Police arrested Haley on charges of dealing in a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, theft, operating a vehicle without receiving a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police then learned the pickup was stolen from Bedford on Aug. 25.

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