The original search warrant and the warrant and inventory for a second search after the shooting are available through the Virginian Pilot web site. See under the picture at
These documents raise several questions as yet unanswered.
First, the amount of marijuana recovered was not enough for dealing, and was recovered from in the house, not the garage. The police knew the night of the raid that the indoor pot farm they were seeking was not there, yet the amount of marijuana recovered was not made public until Fredericks was arraigned two weeks later. What purpose was there to concealing the fact the he was not the felon he was suspected of being?
The search inventory specified the items recovered from the garage, including lights and containers. But the contents of those containers was not specified. Combined with the statement that marijuana was found, with no indication of the quantity, this allowed the false impression that the suspected marijuana growing operation was real to persist for two weeks. Fredericks claims the containers held cold sensitive plants, bananas and Japanese Maples, being wintered indoors. If those were the plants in those containers, that fact should have been made public immediately. Again, having the truth come out later only increases the growing distrust in the Chesapeake Police leadership.