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DEA Raids Woman’s House at 5:00 am After She Bought Indoor Gardening Supplies


A Shorewood, Illinois woman recently became the subject of an investigation and home-invasion raid, after she was reported for buying indoor gardening supplies at a hydroponics store.

Police and federal DEA agents began by staking out her home – where they were certain she must be growing marijuana. They continued by digging through her garbage, and monitoring her electricity usage for weeks.  They thought they had an open-and-shut case: all of the data told them that she must be growing pot.

Their investigation led to gun-wielding agents to raiding her house and pointing assault rifles at her head in her own bedroom at 5:00 am.

But Angela Kirking, is not a marijuana grower. Instead, she is a 46-year-old artist who does face-painting for children at local fairs. She just happens to enjoy indoor gardening. What was she growing? Nothing more than a hibiscus plant for her own consumption. The DEA and local law enforcement misread all the signs that they thought were “probable cause” to violate her rights.

“They had a gun pointed at me when they said, ‘Are there any illegal substances in your house?’” Kirking explained.

DEA agents and Shorewood police officers had waited for her husband to leave for work at 4:50 a.m. and then forced him let them in the home.

Agents confiscated Kirking’s computer, books, and a few grams of a plant that they claimed was marijuana… All of these “crimes” amounted to nothing more than a misdemeanor charges.

If you are sick of this sort of disgusting abuse of power, contact the following Law Enforcement agencies to let them know how you feel about this violation of Angela Kirking’s Constitutional – and HUMAN – rights!

Drug Enforcement Administration
Phone:  (312) 353-3640
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Shorewood Police Department (Illinois)
Phone: (815) 725-1460
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Send them a message, call them and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

(Article by M.B. David)

2 Comments on "DEA Raids Woman’s House at 5:00 am After She Bought Indoor Gardening Supplies"

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  1. totalblack says:

    I would need to know more about what she was actually doing in there to support her on this. Still doesn’t sound right to me

  2. Melting Granite says:

    fwiw, she was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. so she wasn’t just growing hibiscus. she also had books on growing marijuana.

    the only issue is whether there was any justification for the search warrant in the first place, which any citizen should hope there wasn’t. staking out an indoor gardening supply shop should never lead police to investigate someone for possible drug use.

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