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GP Police Jailed "Mushrooming Man" for Causing Disturbance at Downtown Bar

Grants Pass Police jailed a man for causing a weekend disturbance at a downtown watering hole while under the influence of "magic mushrooms."

The Police Department reports officers arrested the 49-year-old male subject for the incident at River City Grill on SE K Street on Saturday around 9:50 p.m..

Police said a female caller reported the man was at the bar causing a disturbance after he consumed psilocybin mushrooms. The caller said he was clearly unable to care for himself as he was arguing with customers and threatening to fight them for no reason. He was also hallucinating and unable to hold a conversation with police.

The suspect was advised he was under arrest, but he refused to comply with lawful orders and made threats toward officers while posturing aggressively. He was eventually subdued and placed into custody without injuries.

The suspect -- who was identified as a worker at the business -- was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of Menacing and Resisting Arrest. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 5/6/24 11:17AM by Sam Marsh