Windsor Police seize drugs in a second raid on Psilocybin dispensary

Windsor Police Service News Update
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Case #: 23-87264
Windsor Police seize drugs in a second raid on Psilocybin dispensary

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The Windsor Police Service has charged one person and seized a large quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant at a downtown dispensary that sells psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms.

On August 1, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., members of the Drugs and Guns Unit (DIGS) executed a search warrant at the dispensary, in the 300 block of Ouellette Avenue. As a result, officers seized a total street value of over $36,000 in illicit drugs. 

The following drugs and property were seized as part of the investigation:
1191g of dry psilocybin
22, 1mg vape cartridges
1 bottle liquid psilocybin 
178 Chocolate Bars 
152 Bottles of capsules 
97 packages of Gummies 
11 packages of 100mg tea bags
$270.00 Canadian Currency
2 televisions used to display product prices
1 computer monitor used to show surveillance camera footage
DVR system for surveillance cameras
iPad used to track sales
window advertisement signage

Lucas Grail a 22-year-old employee, is charged with possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He is expected to attend court at a later date.

The owner of the business Edward Gorbans is currently wanted on a warrant of arrest from a previous search warrant at this location. 

In July 2023, the DIGS Unit launched an initial investigation after hearing complaints and concerns from community members about the store selling products that contain the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin, which is illegal under the Controlled Drugs and Substances. One person was charged, and drugs and property were seized as part of this initial investigation. 

Health Canada warns that taking magic mushrooms can cause people to “see, hear or feel things that are not there, or to experience anxiety, fear, nausea, and muscle twitches accompanied by increased heart rate and blood pressure.”

This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police Service DIGS Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4361. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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