Police Log: Robbery Victim Arrested For Mushrooms In Bedroom

The following arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


A bad Monday for a man whose electronic posessions caught the eyes of treacherous houseguests got worse when police responding to his call found the hallucinogenic mushrooms they overlooked.

On May 14 at 9 p.m., Woonsocket Police responded to 270 Second Ave., apt. 3, for a report of an armed robbery by four men wearing black clothing.

Police spoke with Joseph C. Long, 31, who said he, his 10-year-old daughter, and Felix Almonte, 33, were playing video games with four other guests when one, identified only as "D", offered them marijuana. All but Long's daughter accepted. Shortly after, Long said, the four guests forced he and his daughter to sit on the couch as they demanded their cash, keys and cell phones. Almonte was forced to lie face down on the floor by one man weilding a black revolver, which the robber then used to strike him in the head.

Long said the four men took two laptops, a Play Station 3 game system and a Nintendo Wii game system in addition to their cash, cell phones and car keys, opening drawers and searching the entire apartment.

Officers noted the apartment was in disarray and smelled of marijuana. As they surveyed the apartment's rooms, one officer noticed a bag of mushrooms in Long's bedroom that had been left in plain sight by the robbers. Police found 11.5 grams of the hallucinogens in the bag, worth $115, which Long admitted was his.

Police arrested Long and charged him with posession of schedule I, II, III, IV, V drugs/narcotics violations.

A May 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM
So they all smoked while the 10 year old daughter sat there??? DCYF should be involved in this. And he was hanging out with these guys but dont know them?? Something is missing.
Roger Harris May 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM
What a mess...
missa cash May 18, 2012 at 04:25 AM
No that's not what happened... the police were more worried about the frickin mushrooms then finding the ppl who held a gun to an 11yr olds head.... fuck the damn mushrooms @ A exactly there is a lot of info missin before u writesomething u should find out all the info
missa cash May 18, 2012 at 04:27 AM
And second of all he didn't claim them as his and even if they were the cops had no right to be searching around for things instead of finding the four dumbasses with a revolver that out young children in danger


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