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OfflineShrewDigsby
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New Fanaticus Article found
    #1320619 - 02/19/03 10:20 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Thursday, February 20, 2003

2 accused of selling 'magic mushrooms' online

By PAUL SHUKOVSKY
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

DEA agents, postal inspectors and park rangers arrested two Olympic Peninsula men this week after worried parents around the nation phoned in complaints that someone was selling "magic mushrooms" to their children over the Internet.

Robert W. McPherson and Steven Coggin each were charged with manufacturing the hallucinogen psilocyn and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute psilocyn and another hallucinogen, psilocybin. The two Grays Harbor County men are accused of peddling their psychedelic products on the Web and in the magazine High Times.

Authorities were alerted to the alleged conspiracy when "parents called and said they had intercepted packages going to their teenage kids," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Whalley. The packages, sent through the U.S. Postal Service, contained mushroom spores suspended in water inside blunt-tip syringe pipettes along with instructions on how to grow the mushrooms, court documents said.

After consulting with investigators from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the National Park Service, an undercover DEA agent bought spores from the defendants and successfully grew mushrooms, which were confirmed by a DEA chemist to contain psilocyn.

On two occasions -- July 17, 2000, and Feb. 13, 2001 -- the DEA agent bought spores from the company called Psylocybe Fanaticus through post office boxes in Amanda Park in Grays Harbor County and Seattle, court documents say.

Investigators conducting surveillance identified Coggin as the man who picked up incoming mail from the Seattle box twice weekly. Coggin's listed address in Neilton in Grays Harbor County is a home owned by McPherson and his wife. And the Amanda Park box holder is listed as McPherson, according to court documents.

On one occasion, investigators conducting surveillance at the Amanda Park post office observed someone who was not indicted give five U.S. mail tubs containing about 100 packages to the postal clerk.

The minimum purchase per order, according to the Psylocybe Fanaticus Web site, is $20.

Agents served a search warrant at McPherson's Amanda Park home Tuesday and found a mushroom-growing operation inside, Whalley said. At Coggin's home Tuesday, agents report finding supplies of syringes and mushroom-growing equipment. Of the three search warrants executed Tuesday, two were on homes on Lake Quinault within the Olympic National Park.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ricardo Martinez declined McPherson's request for a court-appointed public defender after he listed his monthly income as up to $30,000.

Both men face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine for each offense if convicted, although sentencing guidelines would likely result in much less severe penalties. They were ordered held pending a detention hearing tomorrow.

P-I reporter Paul Shukovsky can be reached at 206-448-8072 or paulshukovsky@seattlepi.com



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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: ShrewDigsby]
    #1320632 - 02/19/03 10:31 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

:frown:

Damn cruel world. 


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: ShrewDigsby]
    #1320638 - 02/19/03 10:35 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

So why did it like take the dea 10 years to go finaly go about doing this? Surely other concerned parents had complained about this company years ago.

Not to mention the fact that the FBI had already orderd spores from PF and grown them as well years ago.


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: Jammer]
    #1320657 - 02/19/03 10:50 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Seems like its a fashion as Ed Rosenthal got busted two :frown: and theve know of him for years.Must just be part of there war on drugs and easy to try to sneak pass the public in todays paranoid on the edge of war world :frown:


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: G a n j a]
    #1320665 - 02/19/03 10:58 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I think your absolutley right. They are taking out our "leaders" one by one.

The Pf site has a link to the FBI article showing how they investigated PF's product.... Ed Rosenthal once boosted of how he sought information about himself under the freedom of imformation act and that he found no fbi file. - Perhaps the goverment frowns on this behavor...

Who knows what there true motives are, but PF has been in business since 1991!! - Why the hell did it take the DEA to sudenly become aware of this company in the year 2000 based on some pissed of parents? - It just dosent add up.

BTW: I see that the PF site is still open for business!! (I pity the customers that are unaware)


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: Jammer]
    #1320670 - 02/19/03 11:02 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

seems they have done nothing wong..


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    #1320675 - 02/19/03 11:09 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Agents served a search warrant at McPherson's Amanda Park home Tuesday and found a mushroom-growing operation inside




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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: G a n j a]
    #1320679 - 02/19/03 11:15 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

that's right..

i think alot of these reports are skewed though. little details..


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: felix]
    #1320690 - 02/19/03 11:27 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

In case anyone has missed it, there is some good insite in this thread as well.


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: Jammer]
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    #1320761 - 02/20/03 01:06 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Those articals throw some light on the $30000 a month issue.As one states it as $30000 a year which sounds far more realistic.Hopefully the first news articals made a mistake aout it.Wouldnt be the first itme hu  :smirk:


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    #1320770 - 02/20/03 01:20 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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".... why in the world would you send instructions along with the spores? That's just getting a little cocky, if it's true."




Oh it's ture... Over 7 years ago I orderd a syringe and complete instructions (same ones now posted on the site for free) - It was $10 for thr syringe and $10 for the instructions... and they came in the same box! (I was wonder even then how long it would take for them to get poped)

I agre... legaly it was stupid... to make matters worse they braged about never being raided after so many years on there site...

Also, most people I know sent that place cash! - I would be very curious how much cash they found in the raid and as to the implications with the irs.


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: ]
    #1320771 - 02/20/03 01:21 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

>why in the world would you send instructions along with the spores?

Fanaticus sold his booklet.


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: ShrewDigsby]
    #1321239 - 02/20/03 07:25 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Authorities were alerted to the alleged conspiracy when "parents called and said they had intercepted packages going to their teenage kids," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Whalley. The packages, sent through the U.S. Postal Service, contained mushroom spores suspended in water inside blunt-tip syringe pipettes along with instructions on how to grow the mushrooms, court documents said.





It seems that foolish kids (not all kids, just the foolish ones) get alot of people in trouble over the internet.. I know of an online-headshop and RC company that you prove your 18 (even if sometimes its fairly easy to do) because they get into trouble with parents intercepting the packages.


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    #1321808 - 02/20/03 10:54 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

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Authorities were alerted to the alleged conspiracy when "parents called and said they had intercepted packages going to their teenage kids," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Whalley. The packages, sent through the U.S. Postal Service, contained mushroom spores suspended in water inside blunt-tip syringe pipettes along with instructions on how to grow the mushrooms, court documents said.





OMG!!! :shocked:
What are those kids doing off the streets?!
The coke and heroin dealers are losing business!! :mad:

Heaven forbid some youth makes a mushroom and explores his consciousness!  Or even worse decides he doesn't like it much after all.


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Re: New Fanaticus Article found [Re: ShrewDigsby]
    #1321830 - 02/20/03 11:01 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Haha, reporters misspelled "psilocin" as "psilocyn".


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    #1325421 - 02/21/03 08:48 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Something just ocured to me. Giving the fact that the company prefered cash to be sent (they used to state this anyway) and many people did send cash....

Perhaps the DEA seen this as an easy opertunity to score tens of thousands of cash dollors just "siting there" waiting for them!.... (I can easily see this being part of there resoning)


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