13/11/2010 ***Sunday Tribune*** Police raided house no 10 bohmer road which was suspected running a magic mushroom laboratory. Jay Naicker holds some magic mushrooms Picture: SANDILE NDLOVU

George, Western Cape - A man and a woman have appeared in the George Magistrate's Court for alleged possession of “magic” mushrooms worth about R20 000 on the street, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Malcolm Pojie said the 25-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were arrested on Friday. They appeared in court the same day.

The woman could not be linked to the crime and was released. The man was granted bail of R1500 bail and the case was postponed until July 25.

They were arrested on Friday, after police received a tip-off about a package of drugs at George post office.

“With the... stake-out that ensued, members witnessed how a man who was accompanied by women took possession of the suspicious package,” Pojie said.

“Further information revealed that the package was posted to George from Kokstad (in KwaZulu-Natal) and destined for usage or distribution at a trance party in George.”

The package contained 390g of mushrooms. - Sapa