In the name of the "War on Drugs," millions of Americans have been criminalized and hundreds of thousands have had property stolen, in many cases on grounds no more valid than in this story.
In one particularly notorious case, Donald Scott, a 61 year old rancher, was murdered by LA County Sheriff Deputies in his home during a search warrant. They hoped to find evidence to justify seizing his $5 million Malibu property.
No evidence of illegal activity was found.
The basis for the search which resulted in this man's murder: "a tip from a reliable informant."
In other words: total bullshit from an unnamed source.