Alleged ‘mushroom man’ to remain behind bars

A 62-year-old suspect appeared before the Tzaneen Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was arrested earlier this week.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, says Phillip Dejager Fourie was arrested after drug-lab was uncovered in a house within the Tzaneen CBD.
According to Ngoepe, a high quantity of dagga and mushrooms which were in the stage of being processed were discovered.
He says the estimated value of the recovered drugs is over R500 000.
Fourie’s bail application was denied and he will remain in custody until his next court appearance on February 20.
Ngoepe says police investigations are still continuing.

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