On the heals of one of the most disgusting cannabis related police raids where officers openly ate edibles as they raided a California dispensary – a farm in Texas has filed suit against police claiming their 4th Amendment rights were violated when a 20 person SWAT team raided their property ‘Garden of Eden‘ in 2013.
Now the farm’s owner Quinn Eaker and four others are suing the city for it’s actions.
“We were treated worse than criminals, like terrorists. But they didn’t find a thing and not a single fact in their warrant was substantiated,” said Eaker, a founder of the Garden of Eden and the person named on the search warrant.
“They came in, machine guns in your face, no questions, just death or surrender immediately.”
At the Garden of Eden farm located outside of Arlington, residents live with little electricity, have water access from a well, grow all of their food and spend the majority of their time tending to their near 4 acre plot.
Arlington’s city attorney stands behind the authenticity of the probable cause affidavit saying, “The execution of the narcotics warrant was valid and based on probable cause.”
However, the 4 claims included are shaky at best, with one of them coming from a quote on the farm’s website that stated the farm had “uber dank high vibe cuisine.”
“By the way her affidavit reads you would think there was a live drug cartel going on in Arlington that nobody knew about except the police department. The only problem is it was just a bunch of farmers.”
said Wes Dauphinot, Eaker’s attorney.
According to the lawsuit, the SWAT raid was followed by a slew of more than 30 officials from the police department and the city’s Code Compliance Department, who ransacked the farm stripping down and carting off tomatillo, hackberry and sweet potato plants.
Shocker, authorities found no drugs or weapons.