Farm Says DEA Destroyed $3M Worth Of Hemp

Law360 (October 23, 2020, 7:57 PM EDT) -- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and local law enforcement seized and destroyed more than $3 million worth of lawfully grown hemp, mistaking it for marijuana, according to a lawsuit removed to California federal court Thursday.

Agro Dynamics LLC, a Wyoming-based hemp company with operations in Southern California, alleged that federal and local officers executed a search warrant on the company's premises in September 2019 after an aerial inspection noted what appeared to be a field of marijuana.

The complaint, which was originally filed in San Diego state court in September, alleges that DEA agents and county officers disregarded Agro representatives who...

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