January 20

Alleged mushroom dealer busted

A 28-year-old Nelson man faces a drug trafficking charge after been arrested Tuesday afternoon near the corner of Ward and Baker Streets.

A 28-year-old Nelson man faces a drug trafficking charge after been arrested Tuesday afternoon near the corner of Ward and Baker Streets.

Police say an officer watched him hand another man a baggy. The pair were arrested and searched, and a baggy of psilocybin (magic mushrooms) was found on one of them.

The suspect was released on a promise to appear in court in March and an order restricting his access to parts of downtown.

• A 48-year-old Nelson area resident, “very well known to local police,” was arrested last night after they received a 911 call of a domestic assault in progress.

Sgt. Paul Burkart says they went to a home in Fairview, where the caller reported hearing a woman in distress. They found a man who was under an order not to have contact with the woman who lived there.

He was taken to the police station and held overnight. He’s due in court today on charges of breaching his conditional sentence.

 

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