200 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms seized in St. Charles County, 29-year-old arrested

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — A St. Charles County man accused of peddling psychedelic mushrooms is behind bars in Franklin County.

According to Sheriff Steve Pelton, the Franklin County Narcotics Unit identified a suspected drug dealer and conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 44 and Highway 100. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Erik Hunter, is said to have been in possession of illegal narcotics, although law enforcement offered no details.

Mug shot of Erik Hunter
Erik Hunter (Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

However, the county’s Narcotics Unit and the St. Charles County Drug Task Force obtained search warrants for three locations in St. Charles County with ties to Hunter.

Authorities went to Hunter’s apartment building and found a fully operational psilocybin mushroom cultivation laboratory.

A storage unit registered in Hunter’s name contained approximately 200 pounds of psychedelic mushrooms for a total retail value of $525,000.

The Franklin County Attorney’s Office charged Hunter with one count of the shipment of a controlled substance. It’s unclear if he will be charged in St. Charles County.

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