Unwittingly Rented Home to Marijuana Grow Operation

Dana Nance thought that for the last couple of years she was renting her Houston-area home to a nice woman with a child and two younger brothers. That was until her home was raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency as part of a takedown of major marijuana grow operations. Nance’s home was one of 50 filled with pot plants and rigged with equipment to grow them. Now, Nance has learned that the woman she thought she was renting to actually lives in Washington and was specifically hired to go and rent properties because of her clean history and background. Nance hasn’t been allowed to enter her home to assess damage because the DEA is still investigating whether she was involved in the scheme. To avoid renter loopholes like this, Nance advises future landlords to get references on your references, which includes speaking with employers, not just rental references.

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