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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Worth $1 Million Found In Berkeley Home

Berkeley police say they found nearly 700 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms at a house in Berkeley. Photo: Credit: Berkeley Police Department

While responding to a call about a bickering couple, Berkeley police reported that on Monday they had found almost 700 pounds of psilocybin aka “magic” mushrooms with a street value of $1 million in the house. The police also discovered a massive cultivation and sales operation of the illegal drugs.

Police arrived at the home at the 1700 block of Alcatraz Avenue at 10 pm Saturday, after receiving a call about domestic violence. In a statement on Monday, the police said a 37-year-old woman and her 35-year-old boyfriend refused to open the door. But, after a while, the couple complied and exited the house and was arrested. Officers later entered the home to see if anyone else was inside. 

The officers have issued a search warrant and seized a total of 677 pounds of the mind-altering magic mushrooms, and over $3,000 in cash. The statement also said that the evidence indicated a large-scale psychedelic mushroom or “magic” mushroom processing operation.

The couple was sent to the Alameda County Jail on narcotics-related charges. Their names have not yet been released.

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Mom with four kids with $237,000 in cash arrested in Rosenberg

K-9 Rik with $237,576 in cash that was intercepted during a traffic stop in Rosenberg on Sept. 21, 2017.PHOTOS: Biggest drug busts on the Texas-Mexico border Photo: Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

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On Thursday, a K-9 unit intercepted $237,576 in cash during a traffic stop on U.S. 59, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office reports.

A mother from Mission, Texas, with four children, was in the vehicle during the stop. The cops released all five people at the scene, but an investigation has been launched regarding the arrest. The Sheriff’s Office in a statement clarified that the mother could be charged with money laundering. The SUV was stopped for a traffic violation by one of the members of Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force’s interdiction team when the vehicle was heading south through Rosenberg. The cash was retrieved during a roadside investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

The task force comprises local agencies and is works at the direction of Houston High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Initiative.

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Robber Suspect in Starbucks robbery is suing the Good Samaritan who stopped him

A man credited Robber Suspect suing Good Samaritan stopping a robbery of a Starbucks in July might now be sued by the suspect, over wounds the would-be robber received from the Good Samaritan.

Ryan Flores, 30, is facing charges for second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a robbery of a Fresno Starbucks. Flores was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a barista with a fake gun and wearing a Transformers mask — and in the process, he was subdued by a customer and stabbed with his own knife.

 Cregg Jerri, 58, was that customer, and he intervened in the attempted robbery by hitting Flores with a chair from behind. Flores pulled out a knife and fought back, with the two men wrestling over the weapon. Jerri sustained a stab wound to the neck, but was able to take the knife away, and stab Flores an apparent 17 times during the fight.

Flores’s mother, Pamela Chimienti, described Jerri’s actions as “excessive force” and told KSEE that Flores planned to file a lawsuit.

 “The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante,” Chimienti told the broadcast news station. “Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

Video of the robbery later went viral and showed the encounter between Jerri and Flores, and the fight that resulted in injuries for both men.

Flores’s father, Mark Flores, told the Fresno Bee, “I understand he (Ryan Flores) robbed the store but (Jerri) stabbed my son 17 times.”

Ryan Flores, currently in Fresno County Jail, did not directly confirm or deny the lawsuit, and instead told the newspaper that he’s taking things “one step at a time.”

 “I don’t like to judge people,” Flores said, “but that’s a lot of stab wounds.”

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who initially praised Jerri’s actions in thwarting the robbery, reportedly called the idea of Jerri being sued “ludicrous.” Legal analysts commenting on the case expressed doubt that the lawsuit would go anywhere, saying that “unreasonable malice” would be difficult to prove.

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Alleged DWI Suspect Crashes Into House

A possibly drunk driver hit the front of a northwest Harris County house late Wednesday, smashing a front window and sending furniture askew. (Metro Video) Photo: Metro Video

A driver who slammed into the front of a house in northwest Harris County at about 9 pm, Wednesday, might be allegedly drunk. The homeowner was in the back bedroom of his home which is located on 8200 blocks of Terrace Brook when the alarm system went off.

Homeowner Anderson rushed to the front of the building and found that a truck has run halfway in the house. The car seemed like it has rammed into a nearby parked vehicle and then traversed the homeowner’ neighbor’s driveway before hitting the Homeowner’s home.  The car damaged the window of the front room, shattering glass, wood, furniture, insulation, desk, and the computer across the room.

Neighbors told the homeowner that the driver got out of the truck and escaped immediately after the collision. The vehicle which was owned by a business owner nearby said the employee driving had been drinking. No one was injured in the crash.

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