Man sentenced for mushroom charges

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A Steamboat man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after police found psilocybin mushrooms in his home.

Jeremy Gene Wood, 22, of Steamboat Springs, pleaded guilty in district court Friday to one count of possession of 1 gram or less of a Schedule I drug, a Class 6 felony, and to one count of possession of 1 to 8 ounces of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

Under Wood's plea agreement, District Judge Michael O'Hara sentenced Wood to 90 days in the Routt County Jail, and deferred judgment on the felony charge. That means that if Wood does not violate the terms of his probation for two years, the felony charge will be dismissed.

O'Hara told Wood that he was being given a good chance to avoid a felony conviction.

Wood was arrested after a search at his residence on Fairview Drive. During the search, officers found a clear baggie of psilocybin mushrooms on a dresser by Wood's bed, as well as drug paraphernalia in common areas of the house.

They then arrested Wood on charges of possession of more than 1 gram of a Schedule I controlled substance, a Class 3 felony. He posted $20,000 bond to be released from jail.

Later, that charge was amended to possession of 1 gram or less of a Schedule I controlled substance, a Class 6 felony. Under the plea agreement, a second charge for possession of marijuana was added.

-- To reach Susan Bacon, call 871-4203

or e-mail sbacon@steamboatpilot.com

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