LPD: Pipe bomb and mushrooms found in residence

Investigators uncovered a mushroom growing operation and a pipe bomb in the living room of one Lincoln residence
Cottie Mills

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- On March 2 at 11:30 a.m., the fugitive task force requested assistance from the LLC narcotics task force on N street.

Investigators reported looking for 32-year-old Cottie Mills at a residence for several outstanding warrants. Mills also had a charge from the Sheriff’s office for a previous kidnapping of an adult.

As police were arresting him inside the home, they say they saw a Psilocybin mushroom growing operation among other drugs and paraphrenia.

LPD report that 37-year-old Elanor McNeil was also inside and the known tenant of the residence.

According to police, they found a pipe bomb in the living room during the arrest, investigators backed out and LFR arrived to assist for safety and care of the explosives.

Police say they served a search warrant on the residence later and at 3 p.m. March 2, they found the following:

  • Components of a pipe bomb in the living room, one with a fuse attached that LFR classified as a class M explosive
  • 81 jars of mushrooms
  • 52.8g of dried mushrooms
  • Glass pipes with meth residue

According to investigators, Mills and McNeil were arrested for manufacturing psilocybin mushrooms, POS of a controlled substance, and POS of a destructive device.

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