JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- An investigation that included the weekend evacuation of a college apartment building in Johnson City has come down to magic mushrooms.
The head of East Tennessee State University's police force told the Johnson City Press one of four men charged had all the ingredients needed to grow hallucinogenic mushrooms. The attorney for student Rishi Malhotra of Germantown also told the newspaper other ingredients police seized were spices his 19-year-old client used in his Hindi diet.
Student Elias Rasmussen, who is 22 and from Harrogate, was also arrested on drug charges as were 25-year-old Brandon Buchanan of Johnson City and 22-year-old Wesley Miracle of Arthur.
All four are free on bond and were arraigned Monday in Washington County General Sessions Court.
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