December 08, 2022 16:47
As part of the search warrant, 22.1 pounds of psilocybin were seized including dried fungus and other edibles. The product field tested presumptive positive for psilocybin. A representative sample will be sent to the Oregon State Police crime lab to be confirmed. In addition, records related to the illicit business were seized as evidence, which will be used for further investigation, prosecution of those arrested, and potential additional arrests or citations where appropriate.
This is an ongoing criminal investigation, and no further information is available for release.
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A search warrant was served this morning on a retailer in the Northwest District Neighborhood that was selling suspected psilocybin products.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022 at about 1:00a.m., the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, Central Precinct patrol, and the Multnomah County District Attorney's office served a search warrant at the "Shroom House" at 1541 West Burnside Street. Four arrests were made. Investigators seized over $13,000 in cash and a large amount of suspected psilocybin products.
Steven T. Tachie, Jr, 32, and Jeramiahs F. Geronimo, 32, were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of ORS 475.904 Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of school (10 counts each), a Class A Felony, and ORS 164.170 Laundering a monetary instrument (10 counts each), a Class B Felony. Victor B. Fabela, 25, and Ivan Mametyev, 38, were issued criminal citations for ORS 475.752 Delivery of Psilocybin (1 count each), Class A Felony.
If anyone has information about this case, please e-mail email@example.com attention: NOC and reference case number 22-324763.
photo description: 4 clear plastic bags with suspected dried psilocybin mushrooms on a black metal shelf
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