Hi everyone. There was an article in our local paper that seemed outrageous to me. Apparently, PG&E submits any 'unusual' electricity bills to the police, and the family in the article had a bill about $100 a month higher than the average for their neighbourhood. The police believed that this was probably due to the grow lights used to grow marijuana, so they got a search warrant and searched the home. They found no evidence of pot growing, and after more investigation it turned out that the family were in the lanscape busines and did a lot of laundry, which explained the high bill. My question is, why is the utility allowed to pass your bills to the police just because they're higher than the average for the area? Isn't your electric bill something between you and them? Also, is a high electric bill really enough for a judge to have issued that warrant? Or was he more likley just rubberstamping whatever the police asked for?