Melbourne man charged with drug trafficking after police seize magic mushrooms at Heidelberg West

Cops seize massive 11kg haul of magic mushrooms and charge a Melbourne man with drug trafficking after raiding a motel

A commercial business in Heidelberg West has been raided on July 21Police found packaged magic mushrooms in 500g lots and 1.5kg of cannabisA motel was also raided in Macleod and police arrested a 49-year-old manThe man has been charged with drug trafficking and faced court overnight 

Eleven kilograms of magic mushrooms have been discovered by police during a raid in Melbourne‘s northeast.

Officers raided a commercial business on Dougharty Road at Heidelberg West on Wednesday and found the mushrooms, also known as psilocybin, separated and packaged into 500 gram lots.

Victoria Police seized the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed, and then raided a motel in Macleod where they arrested a 49-year-old man.

A raid of a commercial business in Heidelberg West has uncovered 11kg of magic mushrooms and 1.5kg of dried cannabis (stock)

A raid of a commercial business in Heidelberg West has uncovered 11kg of magic mushrooms and 1.5kg of dried cannabis (stock)

They also found about 1.5 kilograms of dried cannabis.

The Macleod man has been charged with drug trafficking and faced Melbourne Magistrates Court overnight.

He was remanded to reappear on 13 October.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking following the discovery of the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed (stock)

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking following the discovery of the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed (stock)

Advertisement