Man arrested for growing mushrooms

August 30th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Part of the psilocybin mushroom laboratory police shut down at 1371 Nicholas Drive in Miami Township.

Staff report

A Miami Township man was arrested and charged for the manufacturing and distribution of the largest quantity of psilocybin mushrooms in Clermont County Aug. 23, according to a release from Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg.

Aaron Gasper, 26, of Miami Township was charged with one count of illegal manufacture of drugs, a first degree felony.

Gasper


According to the release, additional charges will be submitted to the Clermont County Grand Jury at a later date.

Agents from the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Drug Abuse Resistance Task Force of Hamilton County conducted a joint investigation into the manufacturing and distribution of the mushrooms throughout southwestern Ohio.

According to the release, agents became aware of a psilocybin laboratory in Clermont County and that the substance was about to be relocated for the purpose of distribution.

On Aug. 23, agents from both agencies executed a search warrant at 1371 Nicholas Drive in Miami Township. As a result of the search warrant, agents recovered 503 pounds of materials containing psilocybin, a hallucinogenic which is classified as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance.

The seized psilocybin has a street value of $805,000, according to the release.

Gasper was arrested and charged after the materials were recovered. He remains in Clermont County Jail.

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2 Responses to “Man arrested for growing mushrooms”

  1. Pam says:

    No one has mentioned the fact that he was released on Monday by paying only $25.
    Why? I don’t know..sounds odd to me.

    • Matt says:

      I know him, he has no record and it’s a nonviolent offense. They usually reduce your bond in that situation. My first offense was originally a felony before it got reduced and I got out on my own recognizance and didn’t even have to pay anything.

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