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Police find mushrooms during traffic stop

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

An Alabama man faces felony firearm and drug possession charges after police found handguns and narcotic mushrooms inside his vehicle during a traffic stop.
According to a probable cause statement, Troy police stopped 22-year-old Patrick Lamar Rowe at 8:27 a.m. on May 5 while Rowe driving southbound on Hwy. 61.
The original stop was for failing to signal a lane change and following a car too closely. After being pulled over, Rowe admitted he had been caught selling marijuana wax before.
When the officer had Rowe step outside the vehicle, he observed Rowe walking with a limp due to an electronic vapor cigarette protruding from his shoe. Rowe admitted the device contained marijuana wax.
During a search of the vehicle, the officer located a lock box containing two clear plastic bags of psychedelic mushrooms.
During the stop, Rowe also admitted that he had two handguns inside, which were located by the officer.
Under Missouri statutes, it is a felony to carry firearms while in possession of a controlled substance.