Wayne Seawright, 80, of Modesto looks at his garden that includes tomato plants not doing as well as he’d like at his home in the Highway Village area of northwest Modesto. His 14 tomato plants and row of sunflowers, covered by plastic until mid-May, must have looked like a marijuana grow to somebody. Aerial surveillance compelled the local drug enforcement agency to send a letter advising him to get an attorney because he faced arrest. Seawright, who retired after 36 years with the James River Co., spent six-plus years as a senior volunteer with the Modesto police.
Wayne Seawright, 80, of Modesto looks at his garden that includes tomato plants not doing as well as he’d like at his home in the Highway Village area of northwest Modesto. His 14 tomato plants and row of sunflowers, covered by plastic until mid-May, must have looked like a marijuana grow to somebody. Aerial surveillance compelled the local drug enforcement agency to send a letter advising him to get an attorney because he faced arrest. Seawright, who retired after 36 years with the James River Co., spent six-plus years as a senior volunteer with the Modesto police. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Wayne Seawright, 80, of Modesto looks at his garden that includes tomato plants not doing as well as he’d like at his home in the Highway Village area of northwest Modesto. His 14 tomato plants and row of sunflowers, covered by plastic until mid-May, must have looked like a marijuana grow to somebody. Aerial surveillance compelled the local drug enforcement agency to send a letter advising him to get an attorney because he faced arrest. Seawright, who retired after 36 years with the James River Co., spent six-plus years as a senior volunteer with the Modesto police. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

Jeff Jardine

June 06, 2015 3:37 PM

Pot farm? Not in my back yard, ex-Modesto police volunteer says

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