'Cow-pie' mushrooms land teen in trouble
Date: July 15, 2008 07:47PM
17-year-old Culpeper youth is in juvenile detention after police say he told them he had been getting high on mushrooms collected from "cow pies" in local pastures.
According to Culpeper police Lt. Chris Settle, Officer Norma McGuckin was dispatched to Clay Street about 3:15 p.m. yesterday to check on reports of a disturbance. A witness told McGuckin that the boy was using profanities, making threats and pulling on an 18-year-old woman’s leg.
Police found the couple on Fairfax Street and the boy consented to a search of a car registered to his mother.
Police said they found a cloth lunch box that contained mushrooms, scales, plastic bags, a cigar and cash. The youth was charged with possession of mushrooms with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, Settle said.
—Donnie Johnston, The Free Lance-Star