It looks as though the Drug Enforcement Agency has begun targeting people who go to garden centers, especially hydroponic type garden centers. They have been raiding the homes of some of those who bought supplies at these places. Chicago and Kansas City has seen this happen as agents dressed in SWAT gear burst into homes looking for marijuana.
In Kansas City, "Law enforcement agents clad in bullet proof vests and carrying assault rifles raided the home of a couple and their two children. The parents turned out to be former CIA employees. Even after no marijuana was found, police allegedly suggested to Adlynn and Robert Harte that perhaps their 13-year-old son used marijuana.
"These folks have never used drugs at all. They have the cleanest backgrounds ever," said the couple's lawyer, Cheryl Pilate. "They used a SWAT team -- or a bunch of deputies dressed up like SWAT officers using SWAT tactics -- which was totally inappropriate."
Pilate said the couple's ordeal started after the husband went to the hydroponic garden store to buy supplies for an educational indoor vegetable garden he planted with his son. The Hartes are now suing for damages."
The thing about hydroponics is that it is now a very in thing for gardeners who want year round vegetables, we are planning to set up one of those indoor gardens here at the seminary. It may well be true that the system is being used for the growing of marijuana but so far there these raids haven't found it. It makes me rather afraid of even shopping for the things we need to grow year round tomatoes and lettuces.