2 Las Vegas men arrested after attempting to sell 100 pounds of magic mushrooms, police say

Two Las Vegas men were arrested on drug charges after they allegedly attempted to sell 100 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, an arrest report said.

Kyle Shurtz, 54, and Justin Slade, 48, face charges of trafficking a controlled substance greater than 400 grams, records showed.

In August, the Drug Enforcement Administration Group 3 Task Force initiated an investigation where Shurtz was identified as the target.

On Aug. 30, an undercover officer met with Shurtz, who provided the officer with 7.00 GG of purported psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, as a sample for no charge. During this meeting, Shurtz discussed a future transaction for 100 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms for $60,000, the report said.

On Sept. 14, Shurtz and the agent agreed to meet at a business in a commercial complex to complete the sale of the 100 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms.

Around 3:30 p.m., Shurtz and the officer met in the parking lot of a gas station. When Shurtz arrived, he told the officer that he wanted to do the transaction at a warehouse since the product was packaged in eight large bags and it would ease the process since there was a money counter so they could verify the funds, the report said.



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