Brantford police shut down an illegal psilocybin mushroom business in the City of Brantford on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Members of the Brantford Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), alongside the Brantford Police Service Better Enforcement Action Team (BEAT) completed a drug investigation regarding the sale of illicit narcotics (psilocybin or magic mushrooms) from a retail location on Colborne Street.
A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was granted and executed by members of the Brantford Police Service Emergency Response Team where the following items were located:
- Approximately 554 grams of psilocybin mushrooms (schedule III) with an estimated street value of $5,540
- Approximately 521.5 grams of psilocybin edibles (schedule III) with an estimated street value of $5,215
- Drug paraphernalia
- Canadian currency
The total estimated street value of drugs seized was $10,755.
A female was located and arrested at the location. Search incident to arrest of the accused located approximately 0.3 grams of suspected cocaine within her possession.
As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old woman, who is a resident of Brantford, stands charged with the following violations of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act:
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Psilocybin)
- Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Psilocybin)
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
The Brantford Police Service would like to remind the public that psilocybin remains a schedule III drug and a restricted substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA).