3 arrested after psychedelic mushroom grow operation found in Calloway County

HAZEL, Ky. (KBSI) – Three people face charges after Calloway County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in Hazel on December 21.

Authorites found a grow/drying operation for Psilocybin Mushrooms (potent hallucinogen and psychedelic) inside a home in Hazel, according to the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office.

Seized items included nine active grow boxes for Psilocybin Mushrooms, approximately 10 pounds of marijuana, 2 pounds of mushrooms, more than 200 retail packaged marijuana products, 2.5 pounds of additional THC wax, a pistol, a modified sawed-off shotgun and cash, according to the sheriff’s office.

The estimated street value of seized drugs is nearly $49,000.

Joe Thomas, 35, of Hazel, KY faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree (hallucinogen), Class C felony, trafficking in marijuana, 5 lbs. or greater, 1st offense, C felony, convicted felon in possession of handgun, C felony and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), Class A misdemeanor.

Michele Chandler, 46, of Hazel faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree (hallucinogen), C felony, trafficking in marijuana, 5 lbs. or greater, 1st offense, C felony and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), Class A misdemeanor.

Jessie Carlson, 25, of Hazel faces charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, 2nd degree (hallucinogen), Class C felony, trafficking in marijuana, 5 lbs. or greater, 1st offense, C felony, convicted felon in possession of handgun, C felony, and drug paraphernalia (buy/possess), Class A misdemeanor.

All the suspects were taken to the Calloway County Jail.

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