(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.
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.