Wake County

Man accused of growing illegal mushrooms in 117 canning jars

A Raleigh man faces drug charges for what Wake County sheriff's deputies said was having illegal psilocybin mushrooms growing in 117 quart-size canning jars in the Tamarack Court house where he lives.

John Douglas Sieglinger, 24, of 2325 Tamarack Court was arrested at the Wake County Justice Center on Tuesday afternoon and charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver what state law refers to as a Schedule I drug.

Sieglinger also was charged with maintaining the house, off Creedmoor Road near Lynn Road, as a place to keep and sell the halleucinogenic plants.

Deputies did not say in an arrest warrant what led them to the jars they said Seiglinger had, but they described them as containing bird seed in which the mushrooms were beginning to grow.

Sieglinger was freed on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to be in court

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