Suspect Fingers Netflix Over Shrooms Bust

Man wanted to experiment and chill, police say

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Netflix Shrooms

FEBRUARY 8--A motorist arrested for possession of a bag of magic mushrooms told police that he saw the hallucinogen “on a show on Netflix and wanted to try them,” according to a Florida police report.

Cops say Christopher Singleton, 41, was driving an unregistered Ford F-150 late Friday evening when he was pulled over on a highway in Wildwood, a city about 50 miles from Orlando.

Upon approaching the vehicle, a cop detected the smell of burnt marijuana, prompting him to ask Singleton if there were drugs in the pickup. Singleton, seen at right, reportedly replied, “Yes, I have like oil, like vape stuff.”

During a subsequent search of the truck, police found a Crown Royal satchel containing three bags of marijuana, a tube of THC wax, and a baggie with 3 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.

Singleton, cops report, said the “shrooms” were “Psilocybin Mushrooms to hallucinate,” adding that he “saw them in a show on Netflix and wanted to try them.” The show that purportedly turned Singleton on to mushrooms is not identified in the police report (though the documentary “Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” and the more trippy “Cocomelon” are likely suspects).

Charged with misdemeanor and felony drug possession counts, Singleton was booked into the Sumter County jail, from which he was released on bond Saturday night. (3 pages)