BERLIN - Police announced today the arrest of a local man on Sept. 13 on charges that he had more than $13,000 worth of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms in his home.
Charles Matlack, 27, of 27 Magnolia Lane, East Berlin, came under scrutiny as police invested reports that someone at that address was cultivating and selling large amounts of marijuana and mushrooms.
A search there on Sept. 13 uncovered 3.75 pounds of processed and unprocessed marijuana, mushrooms and equipment to grow mushrooms, police said.
The street value of the drugs was estimated at $13,425 to $15,860, Lt. Christopher Ciuci said. A handgun and three long guns were also found and seized, he said.
Matlack was charged with felony offenses including possession and sale of hallucinogenic substances and marijuana within 1,500 yards of a school and day care facility.