Police arrest two after finding marijuana plants, illegal mushrooms

Saturday, January 3, 2009 | 7:06 p.m. CST; updated 9:21 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 3, 2009

COLUMBIA — Two men were arrested on drug possession charges after police found illegal mushrooms and marijuana plants while investigating a disturbance early Friday morning at Gatehouse Apartments, a Columbia Police Department news release stated.

At about 12:48 a.m., police obtained a warrant to search 2401 W. Broadway, Apt. 823, for narcotics while investigating the reported disturbance.

During the search, officers found psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home, the release stated. Several small marijuana plants were also found to be growing in a bedroom of the apartment, the release stated.

Micah A. Schafer, 21, of 2401 W. Broadway, was arrested on suspicion of manufacture or production of a controlled substance, the release stated. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Micah Schafer was being held in the Boone County Jail.

Jacob A. Schafer, 23, of 1614 Norma Court, was arrested on suspicion of one felony charge and one misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jacob Schafer also had three municipal warrants. On Saturday, he posted a $5,500 bond.

Kelsey R. Fishman, 21, of 311 E. Briarwood Lane, was issued a summons for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to submit a tip on the CrimeStoppers Web site or call 875-8477.

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