Father & son charged in mushroom 'super lab'

10:33 PM, Feb 23, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida - A father and son have been charged with operating a "super lab" that made psychedelic mushrooms.

Gerald Hannafin Sr, 68, of Port Richey and his son, Gerald Jr., were arrested after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Tampa, according to U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill.

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The indictment says the Hannafins manufactured the drug psilocin through October of 2010. The DEA seized more than 2300 mushroom cultures and a kilogram of processed psilocin during their investigation, O'Neill said.

The DEA said it was one of the largest mushroom super labs ever discovered in the southeast.

If convicted, the Hannafin's could face 20 years in prison.

U.S. Attorney's Office - Tampa

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