RALEIGH — Police charged a 20-year-old man Sunday with having drug-infused lollipops, Psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana in an apartment to which he recently moved.
The incident began with a traffic stop late Saturday of an Acura sedan driven by Kevin Maldonado of 2725 Conifer Drive in Raleigh, officers said in asking for a search warrant for his apartment.
The stop was for a registration problem, Officer M.P. Brown told a magistrate.
When Brown and Officer C.J. Clark walked up top Maldonados car, however, they caught a strong odor of marijuana and found about a pound of marijuana when they searched the car, Brown wrote, and a bag of powder that tested positive for cocaine.
Some of the marijuana was in a bag that also contained lollipops, Brown said.
When police went to Maldonados apartment, where a roommate said he had recently moved in, the search warrant that was returned to a court clerk said they found 1.8 pounds of lollipops that contained THC, a container with a gel laced with THC, mushrooms containing Psilocybin and about 5.6 more ounces of marijuana, the search warrant said.
THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Psilocybin is a hallucinogen.
Maldonado was freed Sunday on a $61,000 secured bond and was due in court Monday.
Police charged him with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell it, two counts of maintaining a residence or vehicle to keep and sell drugs, cocaine possession, felony possession of the Psilocybin and possession of drug paraphernalia.