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2 charged with growing ‘psychedelic’ mushrooms

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Wilson County sheriff's deputies say they seized more than 9 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms along with drug paraphernalia in a search of a wanted man's home east of Elm City. Contributed Photo
Wilson County sheriff's deputies say they seized more than 9 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms along with drug paraphernalia in a search of a wanted man's home east of Elm City. Contributed Photo
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ELM CITY — Two men face drug charges after deputies seized more than 9 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms this week at a Wilson County home.

On Tuesday, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in the arrest 25-year-old William Cody Dunn, who was wanted in New Jersey on a probation violation, officials said.

At the time of Dunn’s arrest, deputies found an “active grow operation” of psilocybin mushrooms, or “psychedelic mushrooms,” inside the man’s home, according to Wanda Samuel, sheriff’s office chief of staff.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the 7417 Town Creek Road residence east of Elm City.

Deputies seized 4,290 grams of prepackaged psilocybin mushrooms, digital scales, a drug ledger and a gallon-size bag of empty capsules, Samuel said.

Dunn was arrested on the scene for the outstanding fugitive warrant and charged with manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance.

He was jailed without bond on the fugitive charge and received a $5,000 secured bond on the drug charge.

Lance Jackson Morris Jr., 24, of the same address, was also charged and arrested at the scene. He faces a charge of manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance.

Morris received a $3,000 secured bond.

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