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Family Worried Peyote Bust May Affect Business

2 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, October 22 2018 Oct 22, 2018 October 22, 2018 7:19 PM October 22, 2018 in News

ROMA – A local family is concerned an illegal peyote seizure could hurt business.

Peyote is an illegal drug for some; others use it for medicine and rituals.

Over the weekend, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents found two bags full of "peyote mushrooms" while responding to a report of illegal entry near Roma – it was sent over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas spoke with a family who has picked peyote for decades.

Johnny Morales explains peyote is a cactus used by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes. 

He tells us they only sell the drug to Native Americans who have the proper permits to purchase it.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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