Magic mushrooms seized

A magic mushroom operation has been shut down.

On Sunday, RCMP, officers searched an outbuilding on a residential property located in the 4500 block of Hallam Road in Spallumcheen.

“They discovered an active psilocybin mushroom growing operation instead of the marijuana-type operation they normally see,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The search resulted in the seizure of approximately 15 kilograms of mushrooms.

A quantity of the mushrooms were being dried and a large quantity of others were still growing.

The 71-year-old male resident of the property was detained while the officers conducted the investigation.

“No charges have been laid yet and the file is still actively being investigated,” said Molendyk.