Irvine faces new charge


WARSAW — A woman on felony probation for a 2018 gang assault-related conviction was arrested and charged with possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms last week, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Kari J. Herbert Irvine, 33, of Warsaw was stopped on Smallwood Road for traffic violations, Sgt. Colin Reagan said.

She was found in possession of a plastic bag with several psilocybin mushrooms, a controlled substance.

She was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance, driver’s view obstructed and inadequate plate lamps. She also may be facing violation of probation charges.

Irvine was convicted of conspiracy in connection to an attempted gang assault that police at the time said was drug related.

She and five others were armed with baseball bats and crowbars when they lured a man to Warsaw Village Park. The man escaped and was not injured.

She was sentenced to probation.

Irvine is the former wife of Robert Irvine III, 32, who was shot to death by Joseph Mlyniec, who was a sheriff’s sergeant at the time. Mlyniec is serving a 15-years to life term at Clinton Correctional Facility.

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