The DEA, FBI, BATF and local officials raided at least 10 medical marijuana growers and distributors in Montana today. Chris Williams and a dozen employees were handcuffed at gunpoint and held for questioning.
The warrant called for the confiscation of marijuana, hashish, drug paraphernalia, computers and other electronic storage devices, cell phones, firearms, transportation and customer records, transaction records, cash, jewelry and vehicle titles.
About 1,700 plants worth $500,000 were ripped out of pots and hauled off in blue tarps. A Federal Officer asked Williams if he knew the operation was federally illegal. So far only one employee has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.