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Ohio man gets prison in psychedelic mushrooms case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo-area man convicted in what authorities called a large-scale psychedelic mushroom-growing operation has been sentenced to five years in state prison.

The (Toledo) Blade reports that 41-year-old Matthew Thierry was the owner of the properties raided in September. The Whitehouse man pleaded guilty last month to illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and tampering with evidence.

He was sentenced in Lucas County Thursday. His wife, 38-year-old Sara Thierry, a high school Spanish teacher, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence for asking a co-worker of her husband's to destroy a thumb drive on his computer that prosecutors believed was evidence in the case.

She was sentenced to four years of community control, a form of house arrest.

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