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Texas man facing Murray County charges for allegedly supplying woman with psychedelic mushrooms

Sierra Rains
srains@ardmoreite.com

A Texas man is reportedly facing charges for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance after allegedly supplying a woman with psychedelic mushrooms at a campground in Davis.

At around 4:15 p.m. on March 8, Murray County dispatch reportedly received a call from a female screaming that someone at the campground was trying to murder her, according to an incident report from the Davis Police Department.

A bystander reportedly got on the phone and advised dispatch of their location, in the 6000 block of Tucker Trail, adding that the woman had allegedly consumed mushrooms and possibly something else.

An officer from the Davis Police Department arrived on scene and was met by another bystander who advised that the female had come running up to him, grabbed his phone and called 911 and her mother, according to the report.

“We were walking through the forest (and a) random girl came running up screaming for help,” the bystander stated in a witness statement.

The bystander reportedly told the officer that a male, later identified as 24-year-old Jason Santiago of Sherman, Texas, had also approached him and stated, “It was her first time using mushrooms and she is having a bad trip”.

Another Davis officer arrived on scene a short while later to assist the responding officer and they made contact with the female.

“Upon contact with (the female), she was very frantic stating she had taken mushrooms and was going to die,” the responding officer stated. “(The female’s) eyes were extremely dilated and she was hyperventilating.”

The officers were able to calm the female down and she allegedly told them that Santiago had given her the mushrooms. The female called her mother again and her mother convinced her to go with EMS and be medically evaluated.

Due to her condition, the female was transported to the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital for further evaluation, according to the report.

After the female was transported to the hospital, the officers spoke with Santiago, who allegedly told them he had purchased four grams of mushrooms. Santiago allegedly admitted he had given the mushrooms to the female, but stated that she had taken them willingly.

Officers reportedly found an additional "two quarters" of marijuana, one gram of THC wax and a glass pipe in Santiago’s vehicle. Santiago allegedly did not have a valid prescription for marijuana.

All evidence was sent to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for testing and Santiago was transported to the Murray County Jail.

According to Murray County court documents, Santiago is facing a felony charge for distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana without a valid prescription.

Santiago’s bond is set at $20,000 and a preliminary hearing conference is scheduled for April 16.