Maryland Police Visit Man’s House After He Posted Photos of Mushrooms

Maryland Police Visit Man’s House After He Posted Photos Of Mushrooms

John Garrison and Hope Deery were stoked to find a trove of morel mushrooms while foraging in the woods near their home in Darlington, Maryland. The delicate fungi only sprout for a few weeks each spring, and dedicated mushroom hunters keep the whereabouts of their morel spots a closely-guarded secret. Garrison, who studies wildlife and fisheries biology, snapped photos of their fungi find, and posted them to Facebook with a cheery message saying they were going to “sautée them with brown sugar and cinnamon and see how that turns out.” Original post: John Garrison/ Facebook Just hours after his Facebook post, Garrison and Deery had just finished eating the mushrooms when there was a knock at the door. In a follow-up Facebook post, Garrison wrote, “A police officer and an RA were standing outside. We let them in and as soon as the police officer walked in he asked us why we were eating mushrooms and posting about it online.” The cop was itching to arrest them for eating shrooms,...

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