Texas Farm Gets SWAT Raid over Code Violations

Disguised as a search for non-existent marijuana grow operation


The gate at the Garden of Eden, an Arlington business that preaches a sustainable lifestyle, remains broken.

It is evidence left behind after a police raid.

"They came here under the guise that we were doing a drug trafficking, marijuana-growing operation," said owner Shellie Smith. "They destroyed everything."

An Arlington police investigator laid out her marijuana suspicions and probable cause in a search warrant It was signed by a judge on August 1.

The SWAT Team then went to the property on Mansfield Cardinal Road one day later to execute the warrant around 7:30 a.m.

They found nothing.

(Hat tip to John K. Ross)