Owner of controversial Portland ‘Shroom House’ arrested – Thelocalreport.in

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police in Oregon have arrested the apparent owner of Shroom House, a Portland business, following allegations that the store was illegally selling psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) confirmed.

The arrest comes only days after reports that the business was attracting long lines that stretched down the block.

Photos from witnesses showed several Portland police vehicles parked outside of the shop early Thursday morning, when police say they served a search warrant.

Steven Tachie Jr., a man listed on ownership documents according to the Oregon Secretary of State, was booked into Multnomah County Jail on Thursday morning. He is facing 10 felony counts of laundering of monetary instruments and 10 felony counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

PPB made three additional arrests, including one suspect who faces the same charges as Tachie, and two others who were issued felony citations for the delivery of psilocybin.

Furthermore, officials confirmed over $13,000 in cash was collected as evidence and 22.1 pounds of psilocybin were seized, including dried fungus and other edibles. PPB says the products field tested presumptive positive for psilocybin, but a sample will be sent to the Oregon State Police crime lab to be confirmed.

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