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Abilene man accused of growing, selling Psilocybin mushrooms from home

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of growing and selling Psilocybin mushrooms from his home has been arrested. 

Dylan Deleon, 24, was taken into custody last month and charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of a Dangerous Drug after a search warrant was executed at his home on the 1700 block of Pasadena Drive.

Court documents state that during the search warrant execution, officers seized the following items from the residence:

  • Marijuana water pipes
  • Mushrooms/psilocybin
  • Dehydrator
  • Personal papers
  • Syringe
  • Glass marijuana pipe
  • Growl light
  • Glass bowl
  • Heat shield plastic
  • Heat lamp
  • Mushroom manure substrate (soil)
  • Digital scales
  • Various pills
  • Two cell phones

The documents state police began investigating Deleon after receiving a CrimeStoppers tip that he was growing and selling Psilocybin mushrooms out of his closet.

While conducting subsequent surveillance on Deleon's home, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a subject who arrived at the home, stayed for 30 minutes, then left. 

15 grams of Psilocybin was found in his vehicle during the traffic stop, according to the documents, and the lone occupant, Cody Cannon, was arrested. 

Detectives then executed a search warrant on Cannon's phone, and the documents state they found messages between Cannon and Deleon describing Cannon's intent to purchase mushrooms from Deleon at the home on Pasedena Drive.

The messages also contained information on the mushrooms hallucinogenic effects and had detailed descriptions of "Psilocybin in various stages of production, which indicates an ongoing operation of growing Psilocybin," according to the documents. 

Deleon was released from jail after posting bond totaling more than $10,000. 


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