PHILADEPHIA—Apparently the mushrooms didn't pack enough magic to keep a Philadelphia man from tripping off to jail.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Gregory Corbin, Jr., 34, at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday for possessing nearly 73 grams of psilocin mushrooms and a little more than half a gram of marijuana that he brought back from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
CBP discovered a small container which contained the psychedelic mushrooms during a routine secondary agriculture examination. Corbin allegedly admitted to possessing a second container of "Mush Rocks," and CBP officers discovered a marijuana cigarette during the baggage examination.
CBP officers arrested Corbin and turned him over to Tinicum Township Police Department for local prosecution.
"It continues to amaze me that travelers are willing to risk hefty fines and jail time just to attempt to smuggle illicit narcotics through a Customs and Border Protection international arrivals inspection," said Allan Martocci, CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Philadelphia. "CBP officers remain vigilant in stopping smuggling of narcotics or any other type of illicit products at our nation's borders."
CBP routinely conducts inspection operations on arriving and departing international passengers and cargo, and searches for terrorist weapons, illicit narcotics, unreported currency, counterfeit merchandise, and prohibited agriculture and other products.
Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP's Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S., items that they must declare to CBP, and merchandise duty and duty exemptions.
To learn more about CBP's border security mission please visit: CBP's Border Security Mission
Criminal complaints are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.