Police seize psilocybin mushrooms, arrest Decatur men in I-57 traffic stop

ASHKUM — A search of a vehicle that state police pulled over on Interstate 57 in Iroquois County on March 14 led to the seizure of 21.5 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and the arrest of two Decatur men for possession of a controlled substance.

District 21 Illinois State Police said in a news release that Austin S. Gaither, 19, and Drayton C.W. Adams, 20, were arrested during the traffic stop, which occurred at 6:07 p.m. at milepost 292, near Ashkum.

The traffic stop occurred after a state trooper saw a vehicle being driven by Gaither speeding on the interstate.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of the drugs.

Gaither and Adams were arrested and taken to the Iroquois County Jail, and both were charged with possession of a controlled substance.


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