Mother, father, son arrested for growing psychodelic mushrooms at home: Deputies http://t.co/bTm0iVke
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) March 30, 2012
It’s nice when families can do things together. Like grow illegal drugs. William and Betty Lou Mudge, along with their son Joshua, were arrested for growing psychedelic mushrooms. Mom and Dad are out of jail, but Joshua is still being held without bond.
They were arrested when authorities went to their house about a felony warrant, authorities said. Joshua Mudge told the Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy that his brother didn’t live at the home, but he did give them permission to enter the house, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies said they smelled a scent of marijuana coming from a room and saw several funnels, buckets, empty glass jars and propane torch and sandwich bags.
Joshua Mudge said it was for a school project and that they needed to leave, authorities said. After deputies got a search warrant, he became violent, hitting a deputy in the face with a closed fist. They had to zap him with a Taser twice until they could handcuff him, they said.
Eventually, deputies found six plastic bags of psilocybin mushrooms, a plastic container with 1.5 grams of the mushrooms, six syringes labeled with various types of mushroom strains, several starter kits of mushroom strains, and other drug-related items.
via NBC Miami