Sunday, 11 December 2016

Mushroom Suspect Takes Magic Mugshot

This mushroom mug shot is magic. 

David Kalb, 41, was arrested Monday evening after Pennsylvania state troopers discovered 70 psychedelic mushroom plants and other drug paraphernalia inside his public housing apartment in Greensburg.

The troopers came to the complex around 6:30 after getting a disturbance call.

Officers found Kalb standing outside a neighbor's door. He told the police he'd lost his room key and that his neighbor had an extra, so they led him to that apartment, then back to his own, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Kalb invited officers into his apartment to help look for his lost keys. That's when they discovered the magic mushrooms, according to

"In plain view, I observed a small amount of marijuana, 70 mushroom plants and 10 mason jars containing active ingredients to manufacture psychedelic mushrooms,” is how arresting officer Ryan Marmol described the scene, according to a police report obtained by

Kalb was arraigned on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He remains in the Westmoreland County Jail on $10,000 bond, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 15.

Kalb may have smiled in his mug shot, but he might not be so happy about having to look for a new place.

Michael L. Washowich, executive director of the public housing apartment that Kalb called home, told that plans are in motion to evict Kalb asap.

"Those type of illegal activities will not be tolerated and are definitely in violation of the lease agreement,” Washowich said.

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