Hamilton Police Close Illicit Psilocybin Business


Hamilton Police Major Drugs and Gangs Unit has shut down an illegal psilocybin mushroom business in Hamilton’s east end.

On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, Hamilton Police entered an investigation into the opening of a business involved in the sales of psilocybin mushrooms or magic mushrooms. Three hours into the second day of the store’s operations, Hamilton Police had a warrant to shut the business down.

Hamilton Police arrested two individuals onsite in relation to the execution of the warrant.

Hamilton Police remind the public that psilocybin remains a schedule III drug and a restricted substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA).

The investigation continues with drug investigators along with the Asset Forfeiture Unit. If the owner of the property is found to be connected with the business, the property could be subject to forfeiture and any assets seized.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, please contact Detective Sergeant Greg Slack at 905-546-3810.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com