Coheed And Cambria Star's Home Turned Into A Cannabis Farm (Week In Review)
And he's explained how the experience partly inspired his decision to make the band's next album, The Color Before The Sun, their first-ever non-concept release.
He and wife Chondra Echert had rented their country house out while they tried living in other parts of the world. But they were taken by surprise last year when they decided to move back in as they prepared for the arrival of son Atlas.
Sanchez tells Prog's Natasha Scharf: "In anticipating his birth we were contemplating moving back to the country house. It was time for us to do the yearly inspection but it kept getting put off.
"My wife got a text from the renters, saying the house had been broken into. We thought it was odd so we called the police. They said no one had been living in the house - but they suspected it had been turned into a cannabis farm.
"There was no real evidence aside from the smell and the residue, but they thought it was a $300,000-a-month operation."
The situation led to "a scary time" in the run-up to Atlas' birth. Sanchez says: "We had to be sequestered because they thought we may have been involved." Read more - here.
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