Windsor Police seize drugs in raid on psilocybin dispensary

Windsor Police Service News Update
July 6, 2023
Case #: 23-74107
Windsor Police seize drugs in raid on psilocybin dispensary

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The Windsor Police Service have 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 July 6, 2023, at approximately 1 p.m., members of the Drugs and Guns Unit (DIGS) executed a search warrant at the dispensary, which recently opened in the 300 block of Ouellette Avenue. The company also operates 10 other psilocybin dispensaries across Ontario.

The DIGS Unit launched an 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 Act.

During their search, officers seized 1,120 psilocybin capsules, 184 grams of dried psilocybin mushrooms as well as various amounts of psilocybin-infused products. In addition, $5,535 in Canadian currency was also confiscated.

One person – a 21-year-old employee who was on scene at the time – has been charged with possession of a substance for the purposes of trafficking. 

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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