Cantonment Man Had Psychedelic Mushrooms During Traffic Stop, ECSO Says

June 1, 2023

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said a Cantonment man has psychedelic mushrooms in his possession during a traffic stop.

Sheldon Lee Blackburn, 43, was charged with possession of a Schedule I narcotic (psilocybin), possession of drug paraphernalia and knowingly driving with a suspended license.

A deputy stopped Blackburn for an expired tag at a convenience store on Highway 29 at West Roberts Road. K-9 Ray was deployed and positively alerted on the vehicle.

A backpack containing 9.9 grams of mushrooms that field tested positive for psilocybin was found in the vehicle, according to an arrest report. Deputies said a digital scale with presumptively positive cocaine residue was also in the vehicle; the powder was submitted for further testing.

Blackburn told deputies he does not use psychedelic mushrooms “and that he doesn’t even eat mushrooms on his pizza”, the ECSO report states. He said the backpack and mushrooms were not his and that the backpack had been used by his roommate.

Blackburn remained in the Escambia County Jail Thursday morning with bond set at $4,500.


7 Responses to “Cantonment Man Had Psychedelic Mushrooms During Traffic Stop, ECSO Says”

  1. David Huie Green on June 3rd, 2023 7:11 pm

    “9.9 grams of mushrooms”

    (Less than the mass of two nickels)

  2. David Huie Green on June 3rd, 2023 7:04 pm

    I picked up a hitchhiker in Old Town beside the Suwanee River.

    “Hey man. There’s a natural high out there.”

    “Yeah. Purty ain’t it?”

    “No man. I mean those mushrooms growing out there.”

    He named the species of psychedelic. I didn’t let him know they looked just like the ones growing from our cow, Sweetheart’s, manure. I didn’t want him bothering our cow.

    David for natural scenery
    (and fried mushrooms — the regular kind)

  3. Tommy Paine on June 2nd, 2023 9:32 am

    Another victim of the war on drugs.

    Psilocybin on the same schedule as Heroin. Hilarious.

  4. Bryan on June 2nd, 2023 9:14 am

    Also, a schedule 1 drug is supposed to be highly addictive and have 0 medical benefits. No one is getting “hooked” on mushrooms. If they have no medical value, why are we proceeding with double blind clinical trials with them. It’s even going on in the state of FL. UF in Gainsville is doing a clinical trial with psilocybin right now. What the hell are we doing government???? How about send some mixed signals. That’s a wonderful idea. I’ll stop now.

  5. RWA on June 1st, 2023 2:30 pm

    Man up and take responsibility for your own actions. Or, pick a better roommate if your story happens to be true. I doubt that it is.

  6. Uhhh on June 1st, 2023 10:06 am

    @mnon why would you encourage or support drug behavior period? Probably was delivering the mushrooms to you ?

  7. mnon on June 1st, 2023 7:18 am

    Ever notice a lot of criminals would be okay if they just kept up general vehicle care? Make sure your tag is visible and well-lit at night, make sure your brake lights work, and may sure your tag is current. literally, a .50 cent bulb or $50 tag renewal will save you from thousands in fines and years in prison.

    This has been a Mnon Public Service announcement The more you know…

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