Local Woman in Jail After Deputies Find 'Elaborate' Mushroom-Growing Operation
Local and organic isn't always a good thing.
That's what Alachua County Sheriff's Deputies are saying about a woman who used fresh ingredients to grow, harvest, and then sell mushrooms.
But these are not the mushrooms you put in your salad. These contain Psilocybin -- a hallucinogenic substance.
Keila Smith of Alachua is in jail this afternoon after sheriff's deputies raided her home last night -- and found what they call a highly elaborate, clean, and organized mushroom growing operation.
In a kitchen with plastic-covered floors and tables, and covered vents, deputies uncovered five thousand dollars worth of packaged mushrooms as well as about two thousand cases of batter used to make the product.
Police say Smith -- known as the "Mushroom Lady" -- has been selling drugs in Alachua since at least 2004.
Smith is charged with sale and possession of a controlled substance.
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