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Police bust 'magic mushroom cake' chefs

Steve Tallantyre · 26 Feb 2014, 13:13

Published: 26 Feb 2014 13:13 GMT+01:00

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Spain has forged a strong reputation in recent years for its 'experimental cuisine', led by the likes of Ferran Adrià.

But two residents of Tavernes de la Valligna, a town in the autonomous community of Valencia, allegedly went too far in their desire to put a smile on the faces of their customers.

A police press release stated that the men were arrested under suspicion of dealing drugs after an investigation known as 'Operation Satz'  led officers to raid their property.

The discovery of 43 marijuana plants plus 100 grams of marijuana prepared and packaged for sale resulted in a second raid on another premises which turned up 110 marijuana plants, 178 hallucinogenic mushrooms and €3,500 ($4,800) in cash.

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A third bust uncovered 500 grams of dried marijuana, precision scales and €390.

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Police described the men as "dedicated" to making hallucinogenic chocolate cakes.

Two Spanish nationals aged 23 and 38 have been charged drug dealing and the illegal cultivation of narcotic substances.

Steve Tallantyre (news@thelocal.es)

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