Second man charged after $700,000 worth of magic mushrooms seized – Strike Force Bagster

A second man has been charged after a large-scale seizure of $700,000 worth of ‘magic mushrooms’ in Sydney’s west.

In January 2021, detectives attached to Cumberland Police Area Command established Strike Force Bagster to investigate the suspected manufacture of illicit drugs in the Greystanes area.

As part of inquiries, Strike Force investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Merrylands Road, Greystanes, on Wednesday 3 February 2021.

At the premises, officers located an active clandestine laboratory used to manufacture psilocybin and with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Chemical Operations Unit, a total of 46.3 kilograms of psilocybin, with an estimated street value of nearly $700,000, was seized.

A 26-year-old man has been charged and remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, investigators arrested a 26-year-old man at Kellyville about 10am yesterday (Wednesday 24 February 2021).

He was taken to Castle Hill Police Station and charged with manufacture prohibited drug – large commercial quantity, supply prohibited drug – large commercial quantity, organises/conducts/assists drug premises, and possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

The Cherrybrook man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 25 February 2021).

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