Cov­ing­ton man ac­cused of sell­ing psychedelics

Sus­pect ar­rested last week in Cony­ers

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

The Rock­dale County Sher­iff’s De­part­ment’s Nar­cotics and Vice Unit ar­rested Cov­ing­ton res­i­dent Matthew Jack­son last Wed­nes­day, Nov. 7, for the sale of LSD and choco­late con­tain­ing psilo­cy­bin mush­rooms.

RCSD Sgt. Matthew Wolfe said Jack­son was ar­rested af­ter the nar­cotics unit re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from a con­fi­den­tial in­for­mant that Jack­son had been sell­ing hal­lu­cino­gens in New­ton and Rock­dale coun­ties. A sur­veil­lance team fol­lowed Jack­son to the In­gles on Ga. High­way 20 where they re­port­edly ob­served the sus­pect in a hand to hand trans­ac­tion with an­other sub­ject.

Wolfe said fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed Jack­son had re­port­edly sold a sheet of sus­pected LSD and a choco­late candy duck con­tain­ing psilo­cy­bin mush­rooms for $650. Jack­son’s ve­hi­cle was searched fol­low­ing his ar­rest and 74 more of the choco­late psilo­cy­bin candy ducks were found in a cooler bag.

The drugged ducks were wrapped in sil­ver and gold foil and, ac­cord­ing to Wolfe, ap­peared to be nor­mal choco­late candy. A sam­ple of the choco­late re­vealed a large amount of ground mush­room mixed in.

Jack­son was charged with sale of LSD, sale of psilocin and pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute psilocin.


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