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CBP Ends Philly Man's Trip with Magic Mushroom Arrest at PHL

Release Date: 
August 6, 2013

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 officers arrested Corbin and turned him over to Tinicum Township Police Department for local prosecution.

CBP officers arrested Gregory Corbin, Jr., 34, at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday for possessing nearly 73 grams of psilocin mushrooms that he brought back from Amsterdam.

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.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017