DECATUR — Sheriff's deputies said they caught a Decatur man early Wednesday with a backpack loaded with psychedelic mushrooms, cannabis and cannabis oil, along with digital scales and plastic baggies.

A sworn affidavit from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office said patrolling deputies encountered the 22-year-old man after pulling him over at 2:52 a.m. for a traffic stop on U.S. 36 and Moffett Lane on Decatur’s western edge.

The affidavit said deputies noticed what appeared to be a bag of cannabis in the backpack and asked to take a look. Inside they found a bag filled with more than 52 grams of the psilocybin mushrooms along with another bag filled with 82 grams of cannabis and 151 grams of packaged THC oil, a concentrated form of cannabis.

Deputies said the backpack also contained a digital scale with “green leafy residue” and several clear plastic sandwich baggies, which indicated his intent to sell. The man also had a wallet stuffed with more than $580 in cash, mostly in the form of $20 bills.

The affidavit accused the man of not only dealing in drugs but using them, too: “He displayed signs if impairment including lack of balance and lack of time awareness,” the affidavit said.

The man faces preliminary charges of driving under the influence, two counts of the manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, which are subject to review by the state's attorney's office. The man remained in the Macon County Jail on Thursday in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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