Cocaine, psychedelic mushrooms among items found during Oneonta search

35-year-old Benjamin Bockus of Oneonta (Photo provided by New York State Police)

An Oneonta man is facing a list of felony drug charges after a search warrant led to the discovery of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis and more, according to New York State Police.

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 1:48 PM

ONEONTA – An Oneonta man is facing a list of felony drug charges after a search led to the discovery of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, cannabis and more, according to New York State Police.

On March 15, state troopers and Oneonta police executed a search warrant at 5357 State Route 7 in the town of Oneonta, as part of an investigation by the two agencies.

State police say they found approximately 48 grams of cocaine, 300 grams of psilocybin mushrooms (also known as psychedelic mushrooms), 85 grams of concentrated cannabis, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, three digital scales, cellphones, drug packaging material and $7,985 in cash.

Benjamin Bockus, 35, of Oneonta, is charged with the following:

- Second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
- Four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
- Second-degree criminal possession of marijuana (Felony)
- Two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
- First-degree criminal nuisance (Felony)
- Two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia (Misdemeanor)

Bockus was arraigned in the Town of Oneonta Court and sent to the Otsego County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

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