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October 16, 2013
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'Magic' package lands in the hands of Glenwood Springs Post Independent staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A misdirected postal package that had a return address for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent office sat unclaimed for two months before staffers made an unexpected discovery this week.

After attempting to track down the sender or the intended recipient by the names indicated on the top of the package, which listed 824 Grand Ave. for the return address, the package was opened on Monday to reveal an undetermined amount of suspected psilocybin mushrooms.

The U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail package, which was about 12 inches square and 8 inches deep, had an original postal date of mid-July, and was returned undeliverable to the PI office around mid-August. It had a recipient address in South Bend, Ind.

Also referred to as “magic mushrooms” or “shrooms,” and considered a controlled substance, the find was turned over to the Glenwood Springs Police Department.

“From what our officers said, it did appear to be psilocybin mushrooms,” Glenwood Police Lt. Bill Kimminau said.

The package was turned over to the inter-agency Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) for further investigation, he said.

TRIDENT spokesman, Rifle Police Chief John Dyer, could not be reached Tuesday for comment on the investigation.

“From what our officers said, it did appear to be psilocybin mushrooms.”
Bill Kimminau
Glenwood Police Lieutenant

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