Owner of controversial Portland ‘Shroom House’ arrested – Thelocalreport.in

PORTLAND, Oregon (KOIN) – Oregon police have arrested the apparent owner of the Shroom House, a Portland business, following allegations that the store illegally sold psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) confirmed.

The arrest comes just days after reports that the business was drawing long lines that stretched the length of the block.

Witness photos showed several Portland police vehicles parked outside the store early Thursday morning, when police say they served a search warrant.

Steven Tachie Jr., a man listed on property documents according to the Oregon Secretary of State, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail Thursday morning. He faces 10 felony charges of laundering monetary instruments and 10 felony charges of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance.

PPB made three additional arrests, including a suspect facing the same charges as Tachie, and two others who received felony citations for the delivery of psilocybin.

Additionally, officials confirmed that more than $13,000 in cash was collected as evidence and 22.1 pounds of psilocybin was seized, including dried mushrooms and other edibles. PPB says the field of products tested presumptively positive for psilocybin, but a sample will be sent to the Oregon State Police crime lab for confirmation.

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