'Large Quantity' Of Magic Mushrooms In Mahwah Condo Leads To Five Arrests
Neighbors reported suspicious activity to police, authorities said
Five people were arrested after police found them with a “large quantity” of what officers said were illegal mushrooms in a Mahwah condominium, Chief James Batelli said Friday.
Police were alerted to a condo off of Ridge Road Friday by several complaint calls from neighbors, Batelli said. Neighbors reported seeing what they believed to be illegal substances through the window when passing by, Batelli said.
Officers found psilocybin, a psychedelic compound in mushrooms, Xanax and a small amount of marijuana inside the condo, Batelli said. Some of the psilocybin was “being measured utilizing an electronic scale and Solo cups,” he said.
Police arrested one man who lives in the condo, Frank Denigris, 19, on charges of possession and intent to distribute, Batelli said.
Batelli said police also arrested four others who were in the residence at the time police found the illegal drugs – Ahmed Ghiasi, 19, of Mahwah, Kenneth Major, Jr., 20, of Ramsey, Nahla Hassam, 20, of Paramus, who were all charged with possession and intent to distribute, and Ryan Ansetti, 20 of Mahwah, who was charged with possession.
All five were processed and released, with a future court date set to appear in Mahwah Municipal Court.