probable cause? This is one of many questions that has been going
around in my head since my house was raided last Wednesday!
Wednesday should have been a celebratory day in my life. My boyfriend
had just bagged a trophy buck and it was the eve of my birthday. My
festive spirit was quickly halted when I received a call from TNT
informing me that they were at my house. When I returned home from work,
I found many police cars and officers at my house. My boyfriend was
being detained in a police car, and officers were going through my
personal belongings. I found out later that the officers busted into my
house, and had held my boyfriend and house guest at gun-point.
was told that based on two tips from informers and my boyfriend’s
history, they felt just cause in raiding my house, instead of knocking
on the door and politely asking, which they said was the usual protocol!
of the informers told police that my boyfriend, Zach, had an illegal
marijuana grow room and was manufacturing marijuana. The second
informer, which was a recorded citizen tip, stated that Zach was selling
crack-laced joints. Both of which were lies!
the officers as soon as they entered that there was a grow room. The
room belonged to me, and I had my medical marijuana card. They proceeded
anyway. If there had been an investigation, why didn’t the officers
know this bit of crucial information before they came into my house?
They found no evidence of illegal substances! They also found no
evidence of any type of sales. They found nothing out of the ordinary,
except a few immature plants over my limit and a few pills with no
The medical marijuana laws are “milky.”
there is a limited number of plants allowed, what really constitutes as
a plant? The few that were removed from my house were small immature
plants that contain no THC.
The point to my letter is why did the police feel justified in raiding my house...