Mushroom case in court

A Saskatchewan man accused of trafficking magic mushrooms is due back in Red Deer provincial court early next month. Shawn Bodnaruk, 24 of Kindersley has been charged with possession and trafficking after police pulled his vehicle over for a minor traffic infraction in Red Deer at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

A Saskatchewan man accused of trafficking magic mushrooms is due back in Red Deer provincial court early next month.

Shawn Bodnaruk, 24 of Kindersley has been charged with possession and trafficking after police pulled his vehicle over for a minor traffic infraction in Red Deer at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Police allege that just over four kilograms of psilocybin mushrooms, commonly called magic mushrooms, were found in the vehicle.

Further investigation led Red Deer City RCMP to search an apartment in Highland Green on Feb. 27. Police allege that investigators found about four kg of marijuana and various items associated with drug use.

A 26-year-old Red Deer man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested and charged.

Released from custody earlier on, Bodnaruk appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court on Tuesday to answer charges of possession of psilocybin mushrooms for trafficking.

He is to return to court on Thursday, May 10 to enter a plea.