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Oregon Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest for Psilocybin Magic Mushrooms

Magic muchrooms seized in Oregon Friday, 8-3-07
Photo of mushrooms courtesy: Oregon State Police

(PRINEVILLS, Ore.) - An Oregon State Police trooper arrested a Prineville-area man Friday afternoon when a traffic stop led to the discovery of approximately 2.5 ounces of Psilocybin mushrooms in his car on Highway 126 west of Prineville.

Friday at approximately 5:30 PM, OSP Trooper Erich Timko says he stopped a 2002 Nissan Sentra for a speed violation after traveling at 83 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Highway 126 near milepost 13. During the stop the driver was identified as 21-year old Christopher Johnson of Prineville.

Christopher Johnson

A subsequent search during the traffic stop led to the discovery of 8 bags containing Psilocybin mushrooms in a backpack, as well as other evidence used in the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Johnson was arrested and lodged in the Crook County Jail for Unlawful Manufacturing, Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance to wit: Psilobyin Mushrooms.

OSP troopers from Prineville and Bend were involved in the stop and investigation.

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another August 21, 2011 10:39 pm (Pacific time)

i strongly agree too.. what a horrible and inhumane thing to arrest someone for. the government is treating us like babies. this is not freedom.. they are at war with responsible personal curiosity. i am depressed to live with undeveloped humans who cant understand and promote liberty. mushrooms are a true spiritual experience that can unlock depth and love that is unimaginable to the robots that run this fascist nazi religion arresting system of fear and ignorance.

christianPeper September 3, 2010 4:53 pm (Pacific time)

Psilocybin mushrooms have been an important part of traditional religions for thousands of years. There is a general disrespect for traditional religions that use this sacrament. Psilocybin mushrooms are not a drug; they are sacred according to my religion. I guess that makes me a criminal in the new fascist America.

Indica Bob May 4, 2010 1:48 am (Pacific time)

All life is related! This guy is innocent and there should be no laws controlling a "hrmless" non-addictive soft dug. What a waste of time, money and resources.

Ryan A.L.N August 16, 2009 9:38 am (Pacific time)

wtf is wrong with the world a kid has his life taken from him right before his very eyes because he wanted to have some wild mushrooms...america needs to focuse on its real problems an stop screwing people with pety bs

PSYCHEDELICXPLAYA December 16, 2008 2:40 pm (Pacific time)


farmer brown September 19, 2008 2:07 am (Pacific time)

omg big news, 2.5 ounces. thats like maybe $400 street value. big news. i could go pick more than that on my farm right now if i wanted to. that kid was scared into an illegal search! but if i had illegal drugs on me i wouldnt drive 30 mph over the speed limit!

bush August 15, 2008 12:27 pm (Pacific time)

if i were the cop i would have took the shrooms and let him go

Anonymous August 10, 2007 9:05 pm (Pacific time)

Ooooh Psilocybin Mushrooms. The whole drugwar is a terrible waste of resources and life and sanity. Mushrooms. I like the idea of my body being a soverign nation that I can put whatever the hell I want into it. I can't believe people are so against drugs. Do these laws do anything to stop it??

churchill August 10, 2007 4:50 pm (Pacific time)

i strongly agree

Winston August 8, 2007 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

Why did the cop search his car during a routine traffic stop? It sounds like he had his rights violated, or was coerced into waiving them. Futhermore, psilocybin mushrooms grow wild in Oregon, so why is he being arrested for harvesting wild mushrooms? These cops sounds like the typical trash that is churned out by the New World Order. No respect for the Constitution they have supposedly sworn to uphold. Scumbags.

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