The Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Drug Abuse Resistance Task Force (DART – Hamilton County) conducted a joint investigation into the manufacturing and distribution of significant amounts of Psilocybin Mushrooms throughout Southwestern Ohio.  During the investigation, Agents became aware of a Clandestine Psilocybin Laboratory in Clermont County and that the substance was about to be relocated for the purpose of distribution.

On 08-23-2013, Agent s from the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Drug Abuse Resistance Task Force executed a search warrant at 1317 Nicholas Drive in Miami Township Clermont County.   As a result of the search warrant, Agents seized a sophisticated clandestine Psilocybin Mushroom laboratory.  Inside the laboratory, agents recovered 503 pounds of materials containing Psilocybin, a hallucinogenic which is classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance.  The seized Psilocybin has a street value of $805,000.

Aaron Gasper, age 26, was arrested and incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail.  Gasper was charged with one count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs which is a Felony of the first degree.  Additional charges and suspects will be submitted to the Clermont County Grand Jury at a later date.  This is the largest seizure of Psilocybin in Clermont County.

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