DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Kole Milner pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute psilocybin mushrooms. The guilty plea was tendered before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson on September 28, 2020. Milner will be sentenced on December 7, 2020. The Denver DEA joined in this announcement.
According to the stipulated facts contained in the defendant’s plea agreement, Milner had a sophisticated psilocybin mushroom cultivation operation in his Denver apartment. His bedroom had a large climate-controlled tent, equipped with lights, fans, humidification and de-humidification devices, and other equipment to aid in the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms. Milner began to cultivate and distribute psilocybin mushrooms from his apartment in November of 2018. He conducted sales under the name “Happy Fox Edibles.” Milner promoted this name through the media and was the subject of several news articles and videos related to his cultivation and sale of psilocybin mushrooms.
“Psilocybin mushrooms are illegal and are a schedule 1 controlled substance,” said United States Attorney Jason Dunn. “Together with the Denver DEA, our office will ensure the law is enforced.”
This case was investigated by the Denver DEA. The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Conor Flanigan.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado. Related court documents can be found on PACER. The defendant’s case number is 20-cr-224.
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