Vegan turned from growing legal, nutritional mushrooms to illicit kinds, with enough success to earn a maximum charge for manufacturing the drug.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A 23-year-old Wauwatosa man turned his expertise at culturing mushrooms for food into an illicit drug operation when he started growing and selling psychedelic varieties at his mother's home, according to police reports. Admir A. Karabegovic was arrested Tuesday and has since been charged with manufacturing psilocin/psilocybin mushrooms, two counts of delivery of same, and three counts of delivery of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The manufacturing charge against Karabegovic is specified for a quantity of more than 500 grams and is the maximum for that drug, a Class E felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The delivery of mushrooms charges carry maximum 10-year penalities; the THC charges, three years and six months each…
Suspect, 19, tells officers the marijuana business is "booming" right now, and he has no problem moving half pounds of the drug.
A Wauwatosa teenager is facing felony charges after a police officer discovered nearly 2 pounds of marijuana under his seat during a traffic stop. Kevin Conrad Kanngiesser, 19, was charged Wednesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of possession with intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:10 p.m. June 27, a Wauwatosa police officer was monitoring traffic in the 8100 block of Blue Mound Road when he spotted Kanngiesser doing 45 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour speed zone. The officer pulled Kanngiesser over and immediately smelled fresh marijuana coming from inside the car. …