Brick police arrest dealer suspected of selling illegal drugs, hallucinogenic mushrooms

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Psilocybin Mushrooms
Psilocybin Mushrooms

BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Brick Police Department, in a coordinated effort with the U.S. Postal Service, Homeland Security, and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, made what officials today are calling a ‘large’ drug bust.

On Tuesday, police arrested and charged a 37-year-old man who was selling illegal drugs out of his Mantoloking Road home and using the U.S. postal service to ship and receive the drugs.

Lucian Demarco was arrested at his home Tuesday afternoon after police found psilocybin mushrooms, Xanax pills, psilocybin tablets, marijuana, three firearms, a large amount of drug paraphernalia and packaging material, and tens of thousands of dollars of US currency.

“The investigation began on Tuesday, October 4th when a Special Agent from the US Department of Homeland Security contacted SCU Detectives. The agent reported that a U.S. Customs and Border patrol agent intercepted a parcel package that originated outside the United States, that it contained psilocybin mushrooms and that it was being delivered to the residence in Brick Township,” the Brick Township Police Department said in a statement.

Investigators also found several forms of psilocybin mushrooms, psilocybin capsules, psilocybin grow kits, a quantity of marijuana packaged for resale, marijuana business promotional items included business cards, stickers, pens, magnets, and branded plastic bags, alprazolam pills, Harmine powder, and paperwork indicative of operating a drug maintenance and distribution facility. Detectives also discovered several safes, a shotgun, a rifle, a handgun with an extended magazine and a large amount of currency.

Demarco was charged with transporting/possession of property derived from criminal activity, possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine, maintaining/operating a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) facility, possession of CDS, manufacturing/distributing CDS, committing a drug offense while in possession of a firearm and paraphernalia and money laundering.

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