Behind this suburban backyard shed lies an alleged secret drug lab where police discovered $700,000 of magic mushrooms
- Detectives spent three days combing through a backyard to find the drug lab
- About 46kg of magic mushrooms were found inside, with a value of $700,000
- A 26-year-old man was arrested after cocaine and cash was found in his car
About $700,000 worth of magic mushrooms have allegedly been discovered in a man’s secret garden drug lab.
The home in Greystanes, western Sydney, was raided on February 3 following a month-long investigation into the manufacturing of illicit drugs in the area.
Earlier that day, a 26-year-old man driving a Nissan X-Trail was stopped by police in West Pennant Hills, north-west Sydney, as part of the investigation.
Pictured: a seemingly ordinary shed that allegedly housed about 46kg of magic mushrooms
Pictured: Detectives in full protective wear searching the Western Sydney home in February
Pictured: Rows of plastic crates with magic mushrooms that were allegedly found in a garden shed
Officers allegedly found magic mushrooms in the car, along with cocaine, $50,000 in cash and two knives.
Detectives subsequently got a warrant to search the Greystanes home and spent three days combing through the backyard to find the lab with 46kg of magic mushrooms, known as psilocybin.
Images show officers in protective suits entering the seemingly ordinary shed to discover dozens of plastic crates with the psychedelic drugs growing inside.
Pictured: Magic mushrooms growing inside dozens of plastic crates at a home in Western Sydney
Pictured: One of the magic mushroom crates uncovered by police during a drug operation
Pictured: Police at the property after they allegedly found $700,000 worth of magic mushrooms at a property
The man was arrested and charged with drug supply and manufacturing a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug on Monday.
He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Cumberland Detectives or Crime Stoppers.
Pictured: A home in Greystanes, Western Sydney, where police uncovered 46kg of magic mushrooms