Skip to comments.DEA raids woman`s Shorewood home after she shops at garden center, (Illinois)
Posted on 04/13/2014 8:56:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
DEA raids woman`s Shorewood home after she shops at garden center
Posted: Apr 12, 2014 CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
A woman in the southwest suburbs says she woke up to find armed DEA agents pointing guns at her -- all because she shopped at a hydroponic garden center.
Angela Kirkling was driven out of her bed in Shorewood at gunpoint. The DEA had started investigating her because she had made a purchase at a hydroponics shop.
Agents say they thought she was growing pot indoors. Police had also been digging through her garbage and tracking her electrical bill.
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The DEA, The BLM and all the other government bureaucracies are bogarting all the guns.
Unbelievable. Hope she sues the pants off of them.
Ah. They THOUGHT she was growing pot. Well, by all means then, go ahead, violate every right she is inalienably endowed with.
This seems silly
How much did she buy?
was just enough for her personal use IF in fact she was going to raise mj
or was it such a huge amount she was opening a ‘dealership”
it’s a sign of how bad things have gotten in this country under Obama that my first thought when reading this was that it sounds to me like a setup involving this woman and the Obama DEA intended to provoke pro-marijuana-legalization stories in the Chicago papers.
I’m beginning to wonder when stuff like this will start happening to people who shop at Army/Navy stores or gun shows.
When these goons start wondering whether they’ll go home at night is when they’ll stop this crap.
It was pretty well known here in Colorado Springs if you did hydroponics you were likely being watched by somebody. Profiling nobody cares about I guess.
She is facing misdemeanor possession charges, but a decent lawyer should be able to challenge those, based on scope of the warrant.
Damned straight !
The feds operate on the legal standard of “possible cause”.
I’d be willing to hazard a guess. Methinks she’s probably got another aspect to her that set them off. Whether a commenter in an online forum, wrote a ‘letter to the editor’, or even complained at the Post Office or other government office about incompetents, etc., she was targeted. Goons don’t need a reason for force. If they don’t have one, they’ll make it up.
The po-lice have lost their collective mind.
Classic Big Brother mindset:
"Kaminski wrote that he then sifted through Kirking's household trash, detecting "a strong odor of green cannabis" in one plastic trash bag, and compared her home's electrical bill to that of her neighbors, finding that it was higher. Another officer conducted a field test on a green plant stem, which allegedly tested positive for marijuana. That was enough for a judge to sign a warrant."
and this corker of rationale (italics mine):
"An application for a search warrant for a different Midwest Hydroganics customer, Tomczak noted, stated that police had found no evidence of marijuana plant residue in the trash -- and suggested that was evidence a suspect was covering up his marijuana grow."
These people reach new heights of idiocy each day.
I need a new pressure cooker, mine is 14 years old. Saw one on Amazon I like but I am scared to buy it because I would probably get the same treatment as this woman.
Closest thing they will get to a bomb at my house is the day after Hambeens and cornbread! LOL
The drug warriors support this sort of activity by the feds.