A document filed this afternoon in Chesapeake Circuit Court shows detectives found marijuana in the house on Redstart Avenue where Ryan Frederick lived.
The return on the search warrant Shivers attempted to serve was filed Wednesday. According to a document filed in Chesapeake Circuit Court, two hours after the shooting, police found an undisclosed amount of marijuana, six lights, three transformers, smoking devices and a fan among other things at Frederick's home.
In a search affidavit, Det. K.S. Roberts wrote that a confidential informant told police Frederick was growing and selling marijuana in a detached garage at the house.
Officers did not report finding the "complex hydroponic watering system," packaging material and a digital scale they thought might be inside and part of a marijuana growing operation.
New information released from police Wednesday states Det. Shivers and the other narcotics officers involved in serving the search warrant at Frederick's home were all wearing body armor with the word "POLICE" displayed on the front of their covers, along with their police badges. Additionally, the officers were also wearing helmets with "POLICE" written on them.
A Chesapeake Police spokeswoman said the narcotics team knocked on Frederick's door and announced themselves as police before forcing their way inside.
They are not saying how much time they waited between the knock and attempting to enter the house.
A few questions: Why did it take nearly five days to get this information out? And why, if the informant claims to have seen the "complex hydroponic watering system" 72 hours prior to the raid, didn't they find any of that equipment? How much marijuana was found? Was there a controlled buy, or was this raid done solely based on information provided by the informant?