So, I've been friends with this officer for about 10 years and he goes to church with me and his son is my son's best friend. I never thought I'd see the day when I welcome a cop into my grow room! At first I was a little nervous, but I had already told him I was an MMJ rec holder so he was prepared. We had a big parade in our little town today and our sons were marching together. This meant that we had about 25 family and friends over. Back to the story. He showed up this morning with his son and daughter and my wife fixed his daughter's hair and got them to the starting point of the parade. While she was doing that, he asked me where my grow was. I thought I was doing ok with odor, but he said he smelled it standing on the front porch before I opended the door! So, I take him to my back room and give him a tour. I showed him my 13 ladies total and answered his questions. He asked how long this harvest will last me, How much my clones cost, Why are the plants so short(LST), and how much I would value each plant at. I told him that if I do a decent job, they will average 1/2oz per plant, equaling a retail savings of about $200 per plant. (Figuring $200 for a 1/2.) He was SHOCKED! He said that they had busted several illicit indoor grows in the last month and the plants they found were 15-25% larger than mine, but he said that I had MUCH better quality bud! A compliment from anyone, ESPECIALLY a cop that sees it all the time! Anyhow, he said that they valued each of their plants at $4000 each! I said "SOB! I wish!" He was TRULY SHOCKED when he learned the actual value. I told him that they were screwing the people they busted. He again was shocked. He said that they are told how much to estimate each plant at and it is somewhere between $2-4000! Anyway, I was glad that he complimented me on the quality because he has seen a lot and he obviously has a decent idea of what is out there quality-wise, but the value they estimate are outrageous! He is actually having a hard time dealing with this info because he realizes that they are over-valuing their busts. When you go to court, weight and value have a lot to do with it. So, I guess this is an informational post, but what do you all think?