On March 21, 2023, an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding, driving 86 mph in a 55mph zone, on Highway 18 near Sheridan. The driver displayed signs of impairment, so the Trooper performed standard field sobriety tests. The driver performed poorly and was arrested for DUII.
While searching the vehicle for evidence of the DUII, the Trooper located 292 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, along with multiple firearms, and a scale. The driver was transported to the Willamette Valley Medical Center where a blood/urine search warrant was applied for, granted, and executed before the driver was cited and released.
Additional commercial drug offense charges will be referred to the Yamhill County District Attorney's Office pending a controlled substance analysis.
Source: Oregon State Police