Teens Found Growing Own ‘Magic’ Mushrooms


Psilocybin mushrooms. wikicommons photo  

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The Alaska State Troopers made a sizable drug bust on Thursday after a traffic stop of two teenagers on Mill Bay Road for having an improperly displayed license plate. The driver, 18-year-old Dakota Benton was found to have marijuana in his possession, so the Troopers impounded the 1997 Honda Civic and received a warrant to search the vehicle. There they found 17 grams of pot, LSD, meth, Xanax, alcohol, drug paraphernalia and over $200 in cash.

Search warrants were then obtained for Benton’s home and the home of the 17-year-old passenger. More cash and drugs, including a small psilocybin, or magic, mushroom growing operation and more money were found, as well as a handgun previously reported stolen.

The two teens were arrested and held without bail pending arraignment on drug, alcohol and theft charges.

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