FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Thomas, ON – Friday August 18th, 2023
St. Thomas Police Service Takes Action Against Illegal Psilocybin Distribution
A 39 year old London resident has been arrested after a swift response from the St. Thomas Police Service (STPS) regarding community concerns about the open sale of psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms, at a newly opened business in the city.
“Fun Guyz” is part of a chain of stores present in multiple Ontario municipalities, specializing in the sale of psilocybin products to the general public. However, psilocybin remains a classified substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Responding to the community’s concerns, on August 17th, 2023 the STPS executed a search warrant for “Fun Guyz” at 309 Talbot Street.
Members of the STPS Street Crimes Unit (SCU) carried out the search warrant and the accused was arrested.
During the search, various psilocybin strains were discovered with a total of 7,150 grams of psilocybin seized.
The estimated street value is $71,504
The 39 year old London resident has been charged with one count Possession of a Schedule Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. The individual was transported to police headquarters, processed and released on an undertaking with a future court date.
The St. Thomas Police Service remains committed to upholding the law and ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. The diligent efforts of our officers have resulted in the successful intervention of illegal psilocybin distribution.