Garner police charge Four Oaks man had hallucinogenic drug

From staff reportsOctober 15, 2012 

— Police said a man they arrested over the weekend had 40 grams of the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin.

They charged James Gerard Christensen Jr. of 444 Sheffield Drive in Four Oaks with five felony counts, including possession with intent to sell or distribute, selling or delivering drugs and maintaining a vehicle as a place to keep drugs.

Christensen was arrested after police stopped his 2002 Chevrolet Malibu on West Highway 70 about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the arrest report. After an investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for Christensen shortly after midnight, court records show. On the warrant, they had listed an address on Senter Street in Fuquay-Varina for Christensen.

Psilocybin is “obtained from certain types of mushrooms that are indigenous to tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Mexico, and the United States,” according to the website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

It is in the same category of drugs as LSD, PCP and peyote.

Christensen was being held at the Wake County Detention Center Monday on a $25,000 bond.

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