Published May 23, 2024

OPP raid magic mushroom shop in Alliston, two properties in Barrie

Provincial police say they executed search warrants at a business selling magic mushrooms in Alliston, and two locations in Barrie during a drug trafficking investigation.

"Nottawasaga OPP received multiple complaints of a mushroom dispensary located on Victoria Street in Alliston. The business is known to have been selling Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), a psychedelic drug that can affect all senses and cause hallucinogenic effects. Psilocybin is illegal to possess or traffick under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)." police said in a news release on Thursday.

According to authorities, police executed a search warrant at the business in Alliston, along with a storage unit and a residence in Barrie.

As a result of the investigation, the following items were seized:

·        3,887 grams Psilocybin (valued at $33,300.00)

·        Approx: $10,000.00 in Canadian Currency

·        A 2017 Hyundai Elantra valued at approximately $20,000.00 (Seized as Offence Related Property)

·        A quantity of Dimethyltryptamine also known as DMT

·        vacuum sealer, scale, cellphones, packaging materials

·        Psilocybin advertising materials

A 28-year-old Barrie man has been charged with several drug-related offences and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

The accused has a court date in July.

Banner image supplied by Nottawasaga OPP

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