Surrey RCMP seize more than 29 kg of magic mushrooms

Magic gone from grow op

The magic is gone from this illegal grow op.

Surrey RCMP has seized a large quantity 'magic mushrooms' after a clandestine psilocybin grow-op was located Clayton Heights.

The investigation began Sept. 6, after Surrey Fire Services attended a residence in the 7000-block of 196 Street, in response to a carbon monoxide alarm.

“Once inside the residence, signs of illicit drug activity were noted and Surrey RCMP was called to assist. Frontline police officers attended and discovered what they believed to be a psilocybin mushroom drug laboratory. A woman was arrested at the scene, and later released pending further investigation,” said Cpl. Vanessa Munn.

Police obtained a search warrant and over the following two days and conducted an investigation inside the residence. The grow operation was safely dismantled and items consistent with the production of Psilocybin mushrooms were seized.

During the investigation, police located and seized 11 kilograms of dried psilocybin mushrooms, and 18 kilograms of wet psilocybin mushrooms.

Munn said the dry mushrooms alone are more than 6,200 doses.

“The possession, sale and production of magic mushrooms remains illegal in Canada,” said Sgt. John Murray. “There are risks when consuming illegal substances such as Psilocybin Mushrooms as they are not regulated so the potency and effects can vary significantly.”

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid.

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