A Florida felon was arrested this week when he tried to sneak a cache of LSD and hallucinogenic mushrooms through southeast Georgia.
Camden County sheriff's deputies found the stash inside phony cans of Barbasol and Cheetos hidden in his backpack.
James Robert Trawitz, 38, of Orlando, remained jailed Thursday on charges of possession of LSD and possession of psilocybin mushrooms with intent to distribute them after deputies found the drugs in a routine traffic stop.
Deputies seized 32 little plastic bags of ground mushrooms, seven bags of dried mushrooms and two strips of LSD-soaked paper from secret compartments in the cans that were inside a backpack that Trawitz said was his, said Deputy William Terrell, a sheriff's spokesman.
The case began when Deputy Will Woolard noticed a southbound silver Infiniti sedan weaving on Interstate 95 about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Because of the erratic driving, Woolard stopped the car. Gregory Heyman, 23, also of Orlando, was driving and Trawitz was a passenger, Terrell said.
Because Heyman and Trawitz appeared "inordinately nervous," Woolard asked permission to search the car. When Heyman refused, Woolard called for a sheriff's police dog trained to detect drugs.
When the dog alerted positively, deputies searched the car and found the shaving cream and snack cans with false bottoms inside a backpack on the back seat.
Unscrewing the bottom of the shaving cream can, they found the bags of powdered mushrooms and two folded pieces of aluminum foil containing the LSD-laced strips. They found the dried mushroom packets in the false bottom of the Cheetos can, Terrell said.
Deputies issued Heyman a warning for failure to maintain the proper lane of travel and released him.
Trawitz previously was convicted of possession of less than 10 grams of heroin in Osceola County, Fla. He was released from prison on March 1, 2000, after serving about nine months of a 20-month sentence, Florida Department of Corrections records show.
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