I just started growing about a month ago. I live in an apartment so its kind of hard to keep the light completely hidden. I have some friends over, that all smoke of course, and they ended up finding out about it. Everytime they come over i always do the same "dont fucking tell anyone" but you never know...and Im paranoid. I know! I broke the first rule, Im fucking retarded. So I go to pick up my girlfriend one morning, real early about 7:30 or so and theres a cop just sitting there outside of my complex but across the street by the back door of a shop. initially i was like fuck! but my girlfriend said it probably had to do with the shop, so whatever right? the next night i had some friends come over to smoke, probably about four of them. they left about 11 at night and called me saying there were a ton of cops across the street. Of course after they left my girlfriend and i went to my car and left. we came back about twenty five to thirty minutes from the store and all like 10 cop cars were gone. of course i was freaking out like sweating but my girlfriend kept saying it was probably the shop. okay so my girlfriend i can trust shes my fiancee but my friends are just normal people to me, i mean theyre trust worthy but they might gossip and gossip leads to fucking gossip. I have done a lot of research on this tonight and found that cops need a warrant to do thermal imaging, that they have to be on public property to do it, and that they do it in the morning and in the evening. Well its been a week or so since i saw those cops and i havnt seen a hint of them since. No knocks on my door, no phone calls, no nothing. I dont deal. And I dont plan on it. I made this very apparent to my few amigos. See I trust these people because I am a paranoid person, I dont like people. I have few friends so thats why I trust these people, who else do i have to trust right? Since they need a warrant to take thermal imaging (if they were doing that, does it sound like it or am i being sketchy??? I mean who shows up at a closed store at 10 or 11 right?) Plus if they were staking me out would they really come in droves of 10 cruisers to kick back? The first time was only one cruiser, the second time was about ten. More info, I seriously have like..no plants. So far I suck at this and theyre tinny sprouts. If they were taking imaging at that time I was running stock aerogarden lights which arent big. Now im running a 125 w and a 200 w cfl one for veg and one for flower. This seems much more conspicuous to me.....but like I said no more signs of cops. Could they use a device to pick up on my conversations from a distance?? FYI If I were to ever get busted Ill post a thread when I get out on bail and say peace. I hate this fucking country, so if they do I like Mexico a lot. Good old fucking george jung, without the dealing. Also I think I'd be the first person ever to get busted over 4 or 5 sprouts. I shouldnt utter the words busted! FUCK!!!