Agents: Erratic driver caught with pot, psychedelic mushrooms

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SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 8 Tuesday night arrested two men after discovering psychedelic mushrooms and marijuana in their car, authorities said.

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Agents also found bags of psychedelic mushrooms under the driver’s seat. (Courtesy CBP)

Border agents at the Jacumba service station saw two men in a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta driving erratically on eastbound I-8 towards El Centro around 10 p.m., CBP officials said. The authorities followed the car and eventually pulled it over.

The 21-year-old passenger had marijuana on his lap and admitted to smoking it inside the car, according to CBP.

Agents said they searched the vehicle and found a cellophane bag of psychedelic mushrooms under the driver’s seat.

Both men arrested for the possession of a controlled substance and transported to a nearby Border Patrol station and later taken to the San Diego County jail and face state prosecution.

The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Anyone can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector at 619-498-9900.