DEPUTIES: Hallucinogenic Shroom Operation Busted

A large illegal mushroom growing operation has been discovered in northeastern North Carolina.

Perquimans County deputies say they found 188 bags with actively growing mushrooms along with a small marijuana growing operation. Almost $25,000 worth of hallucinogenic mushrooms were found on Body Road in Hertford.

Facing various drug charges are Stacey Colson and Joseph Sawyer. Their bond was set at $8,000.

Deputies say all components for the mushroom and marijuana growing operations were seized by authorities.

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