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Voters OK'd the use of psilocybin in controlled medical situations, but not retail distribution of the drug.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Portland Police Bureau vehicles parked outside Shroom House on Thursday, Dec. 8.

While Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was on the dais, speaking to the Portland Business Alliance's breakfast forum on Thursday, Dec. 8, chief of staff Bobby Lee texted him the news: The Portland Police Bureau had served warrants on an illegal "Shroom House" conducting business on West Burnside Street.

KOIN 6 News first broke the story about the business illegally selling psilocybin.

A spokesperson for Portland Police said arrests had been made but did not specify who or how many people had been arrested.

"Good," Wheeler said Thursday. "I want convictions. This was an illegal distribution of a controlled substance. I wanted it shut down."

KOIN 6 News reported Thursday that Steven Tachie Jr., whom the Oregon Secretary of State lists as the owner of Shroom House, 1541 W. Burnside St., had been booked into Multnomah County Jail Thursday morning. He is facing 10 felony counts of laundering of monetary instruments and 10 felony counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. KOIN was not able to confirm that his arrest is related to the search.

Law enforcement officials were seen reviewing and collecting evidence inside the store on Thursday.

KOIN 6 News is a partner of the Pamplin Media Group.

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