Two Illegal Psilocybin Store Fronts Closed Permanently
Hamilton Police have permanently closed the doors on two illegal psilocybin businesses that were the subject of previous police warrant executions.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, Hamilton Police shut down two illegal psilocybin stores permanently. The Mushroom Cabinet and Shroomyz are now closed, with cooperation from landlords, the locks have been changed and Hamilton Police signage installed indicating that any entry could result in Break and Enter or other applicable charges.
Hamilton Police have charged, a 35-year-old male in relation to the Mushroom Cabinet with CDSA 5(2) Psilocybin and Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.
The following was seized from the Mushroom Cabinet;
- 1.3 kilograms of dried Psilocybin
- 33 bottles containing 20 capsules of Psilocybin in each (660 capsules total)
- 30 Psilocybin chocolate bars
- 25 Psilocybin chocolate squares
Hamilton Police have also charged, a 50-year-old female in relation to Shroomyz with CDSA 5(2) and Proceeds of Crime Under $5000.
The following was seized from Shroomyz;
- 404 packages of dried Psilocybin (2.83 kilograms total)
- 308 chocolate cars 3.5 grams each bar (1.08 kilograms total)
- 713 bottles containing 14260 capsules total (3.5 kilogram total)
- 19 jars of Psilocybin butter
- 228 packages of gummies each containing 4500mg (1 kilogram total)
In total, Hamilton Police have seized 9.71 kilograms of dried psilocybin with a street value of $97,100.
A third store, Shroom Godz, opened yesterday directly across the street from the Mushroom Cabinet. Police have since informed the owner of Shroom Godz of the recent measures implemented on the two neighbouring businesses and the owner has made a decision to cease operations.
Hamilton Police remind the public that psilocybin remains a schedule III drug and a restricted substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA). Psilocybin is illegal to possess and at this time, there are no legal licensed options available, under which psilocybin dispensaries are allowed to operate.
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