SUDBURY — Police said they seized enough illegal hallucinogenic mushrooms from a Prides Crossing Road home last week to fill a box truck.
Police arrested two people — Jack Delli Priscolli, 26, and Robekka Northrup, 22, both of 94 Prides Crossing — last week, after serving a search warrant at their home, police spokesman Lt. John Perodeau said.
“There was a larger amount (of mushrooms) than expected when we served the warrant,” said Perodeau. “There was a box truck worth. There was enough to fill a 15-foot U-Haul box truck.”
Detectives began an investigation into the sale of drugs after receiving “information” from an unnamed source. On Sept. 7, police served a search warrant in the home.
On the property, there’s a barn that police said includes a section that had been turned into a lab and growth area for the psilocybin mushroom.
“In light of the amount of evidence encountered, the Massachusetts State Police Clandestine Lab Team was notified for assistance with processing and destruction,” police said in a press release. “The investigation revealed that Delli Priscolli and Northrup were operating one of the largest clandestine psilocybin mushroom manufacturing operations the Clandestine Lab Team has been involved with.”