Court: Shoplifting pair found with mushrooms, meth

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 23, 2014 

Police found methamphetamine, psilocybin mushrooms and marijuana after apprehending a man and woman accused of shoplifting from the Airport Thruway Walmart, according to Recorder's Court testimony.

Robert Martin, 32, and Robyn Martin, 19, faced eight charges including possession of controlled substances with intent, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous weapons during Wednesday's hearing.

Robyn Martin is also known by the surname Bentley, according to court documents.

Store employees stopped the two from leaving the 2800 block store at about 8:40 a.m., an officer told the court. While recovering the $46.14 in stolen goods, the officer noticed both Martin and Bentley had bloodshot eyes and seemed under an unknown drug's influence.

Both Martin and Bentley denied they were intoxicated, though both admitted to prior drug use, the officer said. Bentley said she has previously smoked marijuana and meth; Martin admitted to marijuana use.

When the officer questioned whether the two were storing stolen goods in their vehicle, Martin said he couldn't recall. The officer examined the vehicle, which emitted a strong smell of burnt marijuana. In plain sight, he spotted a small bag containing marijuana, he told the court.

After searching the car, he also located a large glass jar with plastic bags, some of which had meth residue. The officer told the court he also found a bag containing one gram, or $85 worth, of mushrooms, as well as one gram of meth.

In the center console, the officer located brass knuckles and additional bags with meth residue, he said.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Martin and Bentley's bond at $15,500.

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