Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms

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Submitted: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:59am
Updated: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:30pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is facing several charges after a late night drug bust by Wilmington Police uncovered a house filled with marijuana and Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms.

Christopher James Harris, 33, was arrested after vice investigators executed a search warrant on his apartment at on McClelland Drive. Investigators said when they entered the property they found 716 grams of marijuana and more than 36 trays of mushrooms all packed and ready for distribution. Investigators said the drug grow operation took up an entire bedroom.

Police said Harris is charged with maintain a dwelling for the purpose of keeping a controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule one controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and distribute a schedule one controlled substance, possession with the intent to sell and distribute marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

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6 Comments on "Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms"

Timothy Turner
2015 years 8 months ago

I might posit that “Shrooms” would be slang for it though since it’s not normally synthesized and is only gathered from the species that contain it I’d only give her a C on the reporting rather than the F you suggest :) Probably should have been worded the other way around for clarity “Mushrooms AKA Psilocybin” (Jack Daniels AKA Ethanol?) Considering what it’s known to grow in and what people I’ve known to use same describe the taste as…. well I’ll certainly pass even if it WAS legal lol

2015 years 8 months ago

I would like totally agree with you dude, except that “Caffeine” thing and that “Nicotine’ thing kinda do make sense to me man, and I don’t even do no nicotine.

Hey like that “Alcohol” thing though, that don’t make sense to either of us; but me more, because I think it’s more than just beer man.

(Meanwhile Dude, back at the ranch, we just call them “Shrooms”.)

Peach and Love, and Farm Out!
R. Maddness

Wilmington Observer
2015 years 8 months ago

If you are ignorant about a topic that you are going to write about, a simple “Google Search” is recommended. Psilocybin is NOT another name for mushrooms. It is a chemical compound found in SOME mushrooms. Making the statement “…..Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms.” makes as much sense as:

Caffeine, also known a coffee


Nicotine, also known as cigarettes


Alcohol, also known as beer

Wilmington Observer

2015 years 8 months ago

..lay off the crackpipe and get real for a few days!

2015 years 8 months ago

I think the three of you (“Guest”, “o” and “matic”) should…
..lay on the fiber and get some relief for a few days!


2015 years 8 months ago

Caffeine, also known as *Energy drinks*, Or what Clint Bower, (Nascar driver), Promotes “5 Hour Energy” or Shrub, AKA; Kyle Bush Promoting *Monster Energy Drink*..

Nicotine, also known as cigarettes, OR E-Cigs, Chewing tobacco, Snuff, etc.

Alcohol, also known as beer,Or Promoters Advertising in NASCAR, AKA the #2 Miller Light Car, Or Promoters here in Wilmington for Wine Tasting, Or Illegal Moonshiner’s Promoted on Discovery Channel, AND Our very OWN LEGAL *ABC Stores* selling Legal “MoonShine” in addition to HARD Liquor… While contributing to hundreds of accidents & deaths on Our Roads…

OR, LEGAL HEMP & Cannabis Products Made with Fibers of Marijuana, AKA HEMP, Soaps creams (the list goes on) though NOT having THC in them…Are Sold Here in N.C.
As far as WE know this Feller could of been growing “Exotic” Mushrooms such as *Truffles*, or matsutake mushrooms, morel mushrooms, or other High dollar gourmet “Shrooms” packaged for sale to some Local restaurant(s)…

As Far as Marijuana is concerned, I believe instead of Tobacco grown by Farmers, they SHOULD be able to grow Marijuana; AKA HEMP, reviving our textile & paper industries, (saving lots of trees) While Creating LOTS of Textile & Paper plant Jobs that are long gone…(relocated overseas to China)..While giving a new “Cash Crop” here in N.C. Farmer’s besides Tobacco…

ADDITIONALLY, allowing Licensing, of MEDICINAL Cannabis to be grown for Ailments/diseases, that in fact are KNOWN to help those people that NEED it, instead of BIG Pharma Companies making useless pills & products that DO NOT help, With Results not even comparable to what Medicinal Marijuana does! (I personally know as My Wife has Glaucoma, has been through 7 surgeries that HAVE not helped), and Wouldn’t of needed those Surgeries in the first place IF She was allowed to partake, (NOT GET HIGH), IF Our Backwards State Legislators would look at scientific facts instead of watching re-runs of *REEFER Madness) Letting those that NEED it have this option of Doctors Prescribing such Medicine… FACT: Her Eye Doctor/Surgeon has stated IF She could have smoked Medicinal Marijuana, She, (My Wife), wouldn’t have had to have Hundreds of thousands of $$$ in Medical Surgeries that haven’t helped one Iota.. Though Her Doctor CANNOT advocate such “treatment or Medicine” for FEAR of Loosing Her Job & License….
OR Watch your Mother or Father DIEING of CANCER or related Illness that after Chemotherapy, cannot eat, is in Pain that even Morphine cannot help, but yet, Marijuana does…

OR think about those “Poppy seeds” that are on your Bagels etc, what kind of poppy seeds you think they are? Did you know they are Opium Poppy seeds?
Ignorance knows NO Bounds, especially in OUR State. OR with OUR State Law Makers…

It’s downright funny the CAPTCHA Phase was *Forbidden Fruit*…. Oh the Hypocrisy….