In the beginning, it was said to be server problems. Then it was rumors of arrests. Now there's confirmation.
ShoutWire was the first source to cover this story with enough detail to 'connect the dots' for the masses.
Police raided the home of Canadian resident Richard Boucher, owner of the popular marijuana website Overgrow.com on Thursday. He was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with the purpose of trafficking.
If you are not familiar with overgrow.com, it is one of the largest marijuana websites on the net. It also has one of the biggest communities of growers anywhere. Add to that the fact that police are rumored to have seized computer components and you can see why this might have some people sweating a little bit more than usual.
An anonymous member of OG was quoted as saying “Man, I’d go nowhere near that site”. A webmaster of a related site that was said to be close to the individuals has posted on his own site, “be warned guys and do what you need to do to make it safer for all of you ... duck and cover if needs be.”
While it is not exactly clear whether or not information will be taken from the computers and used to bring charges against others, it is a very definite possibility and has got some folks on edge.
“I’m nervous as shit,” I was told recently by a former member of Overgrow.