Butler County, PA — A Butler County couple is suing their insurance agent and local police after the two colluded to arrest the family for growing marijuana. However, the family was not growing marijuana—they were growing hibiscus.
The Nationwide Insurance agent was investigating a claim surrounding a fallen tree last month when he noticed what he thought was cannabis. Being the good little see something say something citizen that he is supposed to be, he then acted.
The agent notified the Buffalo Township police department that he saw what he believed to be marijuana growing in the couple's home. Instead of doing even the most basic police work, and investigating the matter with, let's say a pair of binoculars, police reportedly got a warrant instead.