Photo: Levi Wilcock
GRASS VALLEY – A suspicious package travelled all the way from Lagos, Nigeria to 23-year-old Levi Wilcock in Grass Valley.
The suspicious package contained 1.1 kilograms of liquid ketamine, which amounts to 3,600 large doses of the drug.
The package was initially intercepted by Customs and Boarder Patrol, who then alerted the Department of Homeland Security’s investigations division.
The federal agencies then contacted the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office about the package, and plans were made for a “controlled delivery operation.” Once the package was delivered, the NCSO served a search warrant at Wilcock’s address in the 10000 block of Footwall Drive.
Once inside, detectives found “10 peyote plants under cultivation, 6 flats of mason jars and growing medium, and spores being used for the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms, suspected MDMA, Kratom powder, several other unidentified powdered substances, several scales, equipment that appeared to be used for printing mailing labels, and credit card readers.”
The suspect was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance, cultivating mushrooms and peyote. He is currently in custody at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.