The police received an anonymous tip that marijuana was being grown illegally in a warehouse. They obtained a search warrant to search the building with a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) device and found heat signatures they believed were consistent with a marijuana grow. They then obtained a second warrant to search the interior of the building. There they found almost 700 plants, dried marijuana, and concentrate. They obtained a third warrant to search our client’s home.
Our client is a valid medical marijuana patient with a doctor’s recommendation to grow marijuana. We prepared to present a medical marijuana defense, but we didn’t need to. Before the court reached that argument, we won a motion to suppress the first warrant, bringing with it the later two warrants and all the evidence that was discovered. The case was dismissed after less than an hour at a preliminary hearing.