Psilocybin mushrooms. wikicommons photo
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.