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Pair Arrested in Pasadena Drug Bust

Police seized more than $38,000 worth of marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms and a sawed-off shotgun from a Pasadena home Monday.

Anne Arundel County police arrested two Pasadena men on Monday on charges of possession of marijuana as well as having an altered shotgun and psilocybin mushrooms–commonly referred to as "psychedelic" mushrooms.

Shortly after 5 p.m., narcotics and tactical patrol officers carried out a search warrant at a residence on the 1200 block of Hillside Road.

Officers found 3.6 pounds of loose marijuana, 14 marijuana plants and 58 capsules of marijuana, worth approximately $38,000, according to police. They also seized 6.9 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, worth $243, and several items for marijuana production.

Officers also found a 12-gauge, short-barreled shotgun, which was illegally altered, according to police.

Police arrested Mario Richard Caropreso, 58, and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police arrested Michael Vincent Caropreso, 25, and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and maintaining a common nuisance.

whowhomoon April 17, 2013 at 01:24 PM
so what ? pot?
Shannon April 20, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Good job AACPD!
Ryan April 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM
$250 for 7 grams of shrooms?? BS that's $100 at the most.

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