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PB&J as 'haute' cuisine. Cops say teen liked mushrooms on sandwich

Published 7:40 am, Saturday, May 25, 2013
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This makes the humble peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich "haute" cuisine in an entirely unexpected way.

A 19-year-old Bridgeport man faces several drug charges here after police said they found him in possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms that he allegedly told police he enjoys consuming on a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.

Joshua DeMarco, Brewster Street in Bridgeport was charged Tuesday night with possession of hallucinogenic substances and possession of less than four ounces of marijuana after being stopped by police for making an improper turn on Post Road East, according to the report.

DeMarco, who police said has previously been charged with marijuana possession several times, was asked if there was marijuana in his car by the officer who stopped home. He said there was, according to the report, and handed police a small amount of marijuana from the backseat. After searching the car further, police said the officer found a backpack containing more marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.

While DeMarco was being booked, an officer asked DeMarco how dry the mushrooms were when he ate them, according to the report to the Westport News. DeMarco reportedly said that he usually eats them in a sandwich with peanut butter and jelly.

DeMarco was released on $2000 bond and is scheduled to appear Thursday in Norwalk Superior Court.