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Pot Growers Suing Police for Seizing Marijuana Plants

June 26, 2014
From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police in medical marijuana states are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted.

Marijuana Grow Houses Have Hidden Dangers

May 8, 2014
Indoor pot farms in Northern California can be hard to spot until they catch fire and release fumes from chemicals and mold. The operations are often run by gangs and can involve violence, including a recent shooting death in San Jose.

Marijuana Grower Killed by Own Booby Trap

September 5, 2013
A 50-year-old town man died Saturday after he apparently became the victim of booby traps he had set to protect marijuana plants on his property.

Illegal Wash. Grow House Robbed, 2 Killed

December 7, 2012
A homeowner fatally shot two armed intruders, who entered a marijuana grow house Thursday, the same day the drug became legal in Washington.

Warrantless Surveillance Cameras OK, Fed Judge Rules

October 31, 2012
Police are allowed in some circumstances to install hidden surveillance cameras on private property without obtaining a search warrant, a federal judge said Monday.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Fla. Drug Dog Case

October 31, 2012
A suspect's Fourth Amendment right to grow marijuana in the privacy of a home will be tested in a Florida case the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing Wednesday.

L.A. Sheriff's Detectives Bust $6M Marijuana Grow

October 4, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $6 million at three locations and arrested two suspects.

Massive Pot Farm Found In Chicago

October 4, 2012
A Cook County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy and Chicago Police officer aboard a helicopter spotted a massive marijuana growing operation in a Southeast Side field on Tuesday that was several days from harvesting.

Colo. Lawmen Killed In Plane Crash

September 2, 2012
A Pueblo County (Colo.) Sheriff's captain and retired deputy were killed Saturday when their Piper plane went down while they searched for marijuana grows in the Wet Mountains.

S.C. Trooper Transported Marijuana In Cruiser

June 18, 2012
A former South Carolina patrolman who transported marijuana in his police vehicle received five years in prison today. Kurt Steffen, 30, was sentenced for manufacturing and possessing with intent to distribute 100 or more marijuana plants.

LASD Seizes $10M In Marijuana From Warehouse Grow Operation

May 26, 2012
Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants valued at $10 million from a sophisticated indoor warehouse grow operation capable of producing $30 million a year of marijuana.

Medical Marijuana Passes In Conn.

May 7, 2012
Connecticut became the 17th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for various medical ailments, when the state legislature passed a bill early Saturday authorizing its use.

Bronx Marijuana Jungle Raided by NYPD

February 1, 2012
NYPD investigators raided an indoor jungle of marijuana plants that reached seven feet in height and likely generated $3 million in drug profits for its owners.

Armored Rescue Vehicles: 3 Effective Deployments

September 8, 2011
ARVs are one of the many specialized "tools" in the SWAT toolbox. As such, they're usually employed only for high-risk situations and community relations initiatives. The end result is that ARVs are employed very selectively and infrequently.

Armored Vehicle Aids In Rescue of Shot Parks Officer

July 26, 2011
The officer radioed for help at about 7 p.m. Monday, reporting he had taken automatic rifle fire from multiple assailants and was wounded. Police believe the officer may have run across marijuana growers defending their cash crop.

Calif. Sheriff Seizes $200 Million In Pot Plants

July 18, 2011
The Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office has eradicated a massive outdoor grow operation. Investigators also discovered several campsites with several hundred pounds of equipment including tents, propane stoves, sleeping bags, fertilizers, pesticides, and an enormous amount of trash.

Smalltown Homicide Scene Yields $200K in Marijuana Plants

May 31, 2011
Some 100 sturdy young marijuana plants worth up to $2,000 each when grown were found in the back room of a Lugoff, S.C., mobile home methamphetamine lab where a woman was found shot to death over the weekend.

NYPD Helps Seize $10 Million In Hydro Weed

March 31, 2011
A strike force of NYPD officers, DEA agents, and Sullivan County police coordinated the Wednesday bust. Each plant seized could produce a pound of pot worth anywhere from $600 to $1,200 on the street.

DOJ Warns Oakland About Approval of Marijuana Growing

December 8, 2010
The Oakland city attorney has acknowledged receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice warning the city about a plan approved by the city council that allows large-scale marijuana growers.

Members of Multinational Vietnamese Pot Network Indicted

November 11, 2010
Three members of a multinational Vietnamese drug-trafficking syndicate have been indicted in a $10 million February bust involving a suburban New Jersey patrol officer who sniffed out a grow house.
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