Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale
Report Number:
12-30605    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms for sale
Location:
44831 Main St., Mendocino
When: Date: 11.12.12 Time: 10:30 PM
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: People of the State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Brenden Shine 24 Transient Morro Bay, CA
         
Written by: Lieutenant Greg Stefani
Synopsis: On 11.12.12, at approximately 2330 hours, Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were patrolling the Township of Mendocino when they observed a black Dodge Neon occupied by three persons parked in the dirt lot behind the Presbyterian Church, 44831 Main St., Mendocino.

The deputies contacted these persons and initiated a drug possession investigation due to the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. This investigation ultimately revealed that one of the passengers in the vehicle, Brenden Shine, was in possession of 257 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms. Shine admitted possession of the mushrooms, stating that he intended to share the mushrooms with people at parties because he "likes to have fun".

Shine was arrested for violation of 11378 H&S and lodged at the Mendocino County Jail with bail set at $25,000.00.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten