Documents: Evidence flimsy in suburban drug raid

LEAWOOD, Kansas (AP) — A Leawood couple is relieved to know why Johnson County sheriff’s deputies raided their home last year, but they are upset that the raid was based on what they call flimsy evidence.

Deputies stormed Robert and Adlynn Harte’s home last April looking for evidence the couple was growing marijuana. The couple wasn’t charged and the sheriff’s department refused to say why their home was targeted.

The Hartes sued for information last year, and the records were released last week. The raid was based on Robert Harte buying hydroponic equipment. Investigators also found a cup of a leafy green substance in the couple’s trash. Tests showed it was not marijuana.

A lawyer for the sheriff’s department declined to comment because of potential litigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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