BELFAST, Maine — Drug agents arrested a Dover-Foxcroft man in Belfast on Wednesday for allegedly trafficking in LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.
Jeremy Taylor, 25, was charged following a monthlong investigation into the illegal distribution of acid and mushrooms in the midcoast area, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said Thursday in a press release.
Taylor was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon when he arrived at the Belfast Hannaford parking lot to meet with an undercover agent to sell LSD, Pelletier reported.
Officers seized from Taylor more than a pound of mushrooms and 100 doses of LSD, according to the release. The street value of the seized drugs was $8,000.
Taylor was charged with trafficking in LSD, a Class B felony that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and trafficking in psilocybin mushrooms, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
He was transported to the Waldo County Correctional Facility in Belfast with bail set at $5,000. He is scheduled to appear at the Waldo County Unified Court on Sept. 19.
Psilocybin mushrooms and LSD are strong hallucinogenic drugs that frequently cause long-term psychological damage to those who use them, Pelletier said.
Members of the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force along with investigators from the Belfast Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office participated in the investigation.