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Psychedelic mushrooms found in wrong-way driver's vehicle
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A driver caught driving the wrong way on Main Street had his actions explained somewhat when police found psychedelic mushrooms in his vehicle.
The driver, Zachary Daniel Strudgen, 23, of Augusta, Ga., has been charged with possession of several varieties of drugs as a result of the traffic stop.
Police were dispatched to the Beersheba Street area to investigate a call of a reckless driver. McMinnville Police Lt. Bill Davis fell in behind the suspect’s vehicle as it left Mapco and headed toward downtown McMinnville.
“He turned the wrong way on West Main Street,” Davis revealed, noting he pulled the suspect over in the library parking lot. The suspect was immediately in trouble after he revealed he did not have a driver license.
“He was acting suspiciously and nervous and I asked him if he had any narcotics in his vehicle,” Davis said, adding he called in the county’s K-9 unit to sniff for drugs. The dog hit on the car, indicating the presence of narcotics.
“We found a substance that field tested positive for meth and a bag that contained psychedelic mushrooms,” Davis revealed.
Psychedelic mushrooms are mainly used as a recreational drug which effects can include euphoria, altered thinking process, visual hallucinations and altered sense of time experiences.
Police also found Xanax, marijuana and a meth pipe in the vehicle.