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Thread: Local news/police telling people to look for signs of 'grow operations'

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    Strange it's been mentioned, but we actually did have an attempted break-in here in the summer of '09. This was right before I put my setup into the growlab, so the room was megabright. We live in a townhouse in a nice area known for low crime so it caught us completely off gaurd.

    I work odd hours, and so I'm usually up til 5 am or so (such as now) and one night I heard what sounded like steps on our roof. My dog growled also. I immediately ran outside and saw nothing. I thought I must have heard it from the wrong direction, and that I actually heard it from the outside wall and not the roof. This is because the for a week prior I had seen an unusual amount of wildlife in our area and yard. Deer and antelope. It has happened where I walk out in the middle of the night to take my dog out only to open the door to a group of deer literally at my door. They usually either freeze, or go wild and leap all over the place. Once one leaped up against the side of our house. So the night I heard the noise, and saw nothing I figured something had startled a deer and it knocked itself into the wall.

    Well, two days later, I'm outside in the daytime, and my neighbor tells me he filed a police report on a peeping tom. His wife saw a shadow in the middle of the night in her second story bedroom window. When she peeked through the blinds, a small camcorder was attached to a pvc pipe staring right back at her! She screamed an then whomever had it lowered it and ran off before they could get downstairs. This happened the night I heard the noise.

    My room that has the plants is on the same side of the townhome as her bedroom. A few nights later, my dog woke me up barking (I had gone to bed at a normal time as it was a day off). I got up and went downstaris. He was barking towards the back door. I looked out the window on that door (it's like a french door the window takes up almost the entire door), and saw nothing. I didn't go outside. Understand that there are no fences in this development, it's all open landscaping. Behind our home is some landscaping then a road. W anyway the next day I took my dog out back for his break, and sonofa..the frame to my back door was all mangled, and my door knob and lock wasn't properly closing. It appeared to me that someone had taken a crowbar and tried to pry the jam apart at the lock height. Luckily they didn't succeed fully, but they did a lot of damage. Had to have the jam replaced and install a new lock and strike plate, got motion activated flood lights installed literally right next to the door. I think the dog barking or me getting up, scared him off, otherwise he didn't have much left to do to get in.

    Called the cops, filed a report. They told me there had been several reports of somone peeping and taping through windows in the surrounding neighborhoods, but no reported attempted break ins. He walked around our home, never went upstairs into that back room. At the time, it didn't occur to me that that room is probably what led him to try to break in. About a week later it dawned on me that he probably got footage of my plants in that room through the tiny slits in the blinds. And I bet he thought he could break in and grab 'em (thinking they were mj).

    That's when I got the grow tent. And decided I would no longer grant requests for people I don't know to come see them. Too risky.

    We never had anymore problems, and our neighbors haven't either. The police stepped up their patrols of the neighborhoods for a few weeks, I guess it helped or he was caught. Yeah I'm paranoid but it started back then. Just never know who is watching or spying. Anyway, sorry for the uber long post!

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    Amen brother. People forget Hitler was originally elected to lead. In no way shape or form should you have to give up something like privacy because "you have nothing to hide". That is a slippery slope I want to stay away from.
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    I grow both...legally.....the carnivores are in my office in a greenhouse which lights up at 5:30 AM and burns brightly through my window clearly visible from the street until 7:30 PM.
    My Medicine is not visible nor easily accessable.
    I have no worries of LEO 'busting down my door". I know my neighbors, they know me.
    and quite frankly, one small garden of cannabis is not a big deal in most States anymore.
    "the memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime"

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    Keep telling yourself that. They are arresting people for single seeds found in the car in ATL.
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    Inviting cops into your house is just asking for trouble. Block the windows at night if you must. In CA and some other states, patients are "legally" allowed to grow cannabis, so hopefully neighbors will think twice about calling the cops on someone. The only real solution to this problem is to legalize marijuana. I have a good feeling about this. For the first time since it was made illegal, more than 50% of the people think it should be legalized for adult recreational use. Try to stay under the radar for now.
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    Yall should just move to Canada. Cops up here stopped caring about weed years ago...

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    It's all a racket to get money. All those getting busted dont launder their mobey through the mega banks. All that do don't get busted. Look at the cartels involved in fast and furious. Government shipping them drugs and bringing coke back. Illegal drugs is nothing more than a way to make money for the corrupt government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peatmoss View Post
    Yall should just move to Canada. Cops up here stopped caring about weed years ago...
    Used to. Harper wants to throw all pot smokers in jail, you guys are taking a giant step backwards.
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