Police step up magic mushroom patrols

Police step up patrols to catch people picking magic mushrooms Credit: REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Wiltshire Police have increased patrols in and around Savernake Forest, Marlborough, following a rise in people picking mushrooms there.A number of people have been detained following possession of Liberty Cap Mushrooms (Psilocybe Semilanceata) in the last few days.

Liberty Cap Mushrooms are a Class A Controlled Drug as they fall into the category of 'Magic Mushrooms'.

In the last few days 6 people have been caught in possession of the mushrooms in the Marlborough area and each of these are now being investigated.

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Police magic mushroom patrols

Wiltshire Police have increased patrols in and around Savernake Forest, Marlborough, following a rise in people picking mushrooms there.