By Jeff Barnard
The Associated Press
An insurance agent whose rental homes were searched by dozens of federal agents said Thursday that he made sure the 20 people he allowed to grow medical marijuana on his property had checked out under Oregon’s medical marijuana law.
But that didn’t stop the Tuesday raid in which 30 agents broke down doors on his five houses in the Southern Oregon town of Gold Hill, pointed guns at his wife, ripped out hundreds of plants and seized shotguns, cell phones and a tractor, Keith Rogers said.
He said that if state drug officials had searched the property, “they would have happily drove off and did nothing.”
But he said “it was strictly (the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration). They are throwing their weight around and saying the voters of Oregon don’t have any rights.”
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