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Hallucinogenic chocolates doom Berlin sweet shop
September 12, 2008 / 1:50 PM / 9 years ago

Hallucinogenic chocolates doom Berlin sweet shop

<p>A variety of chocolates are shown in a file image. REUTERS/Kimberly White</p>

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police closed down a Berlin sweet shop after discovering the owner was selling chocolates and lollipops laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana.

The 23-year old owner of the shop in the trendy east Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, an area known for its vibrant night life, was taken into custody on suspicion of drug-dealing.

“In the shop we found 120 pieces of magic mushroom chocolate and countless cannabis lollipops,” said police, who confiscated around 70 sachets containing various drugs, about 20 marijuana joints, a range of pills and some jars of drug-laced honey.

Police said one customer, who appeared intoxicated, was arrested after trying to buy a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms from an officer in the shop.

Writing by Josie Cox, editing by Peter Millership

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