Melbourne man charged with drug trafficking after police seized magic mushrooms in Heidelberg West

Police seize massive 11kg of magic mushrooms, accuse Melbourne man of drug trafficking after motel robbery

  • A commercial company in Heidelberg West was robbed on July 21
  • Police found packaged magic mushrooms in batches of 500g and 1.5kg of cannabis
  • A motel was also robbed in Macleod and police arrested a 49-year-old man
  • The man has been charged with drug trafficking and had to appear in court overnight

Eleven kilograms of magic mushrooms have been discovered by police during a raid in northeast Melbourne.

Officers raided a commercial facility on Dougharty Road in Heidelberg West on Wednesday and found the mushrooms, also known as psilocybin, separated and packed in 500 gram batches.

Victoria police seized the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed, and then raided a motel in Macleod, where they arrested a 49-year-old man.

A raid on a commercial business in Heidelberg West has uncovered 11kg of magic mushrooms and 1.5kg of dried cannabis (stock)

They also found about 1.5 kilograms of dried cannabis.

The Macleod man has been charged with drug trafficking and stood before the Melbourne Magistrates Court overnight.

He was sent back to appear again on October 13.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking after discovering the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed (stock)

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with drug trafficking after discovering the fungi, which cause hallucinogenic effects when consumed (stock)

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