In the recording posted here, Madrid area resident John Smith talks with Region III Drug Enforcement Task Force officers who want to search his property.


The recording is the original, as recorded by John Smith (who requested that his real name not be used because he feared future litigation) during a marijuana eradication mission by Region III officers in 2006.

Two sections of the recording, totaling less than a minute, have been silenced in order to protect Smith's identity and the location of his home. Additionally, approximately one minute of static was cut from the beginning of the recording. Otherwise, it has not been altered.