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Preliminary Hearing Trial Transcript
February 18, 2004 - page 5
1 closet, what did you observe next?
2 Q I was directed to the bedroom area also located
3 in the south, correction, I guess that would be the
4 northeast corner of the residence. The only bedroom in
5 that north, correction, the southeast corner of that
6 bedroom there appeared to be approximately eight to ten
7 mature green leafy plants consistent with that of
9 Q Let me back up a little bit.
10 Your first observations of the closet did you
11 see anything in there to indicate that those plants were
12 being grown in there?
13 A Yes.
14 Q What did you see?
15 A There was fluorescent lights rigged up on the
16 inside of the closet to allow light. There was shiny
17 metallic-type material on the inside of the closet for
18 reflection of that fluorescent false lighting. There was
19 potting material, potted plants, that was inside the
21 Q Based on your training and experience was what
22 you observed consistent with the cultivation of marijuana?
23 A Yes.
24 Q Did you see similar things as it related to the
25 bedroom, or did you just see the plants?
26 A There was large lighting, large grow lights and
27 ballasts, two of them, present in the bedroom. They were
28 fashioned in a way to hang over the top of the potted