OPP warning public to be on the lookout for outdoor marijuana grow-ops

CALEDON, Ont. - Provincial police say summer means another season for outdoor marijuana grow operations and are asking for the public's help in identifying possible growers and grow locations.

Police say marijuana plants have already been planted during the months of May and June.

OPP say common locations for grow-ops are swamps, corn fields, and wooded areas, though growers may also rent a rural property with acreage.

Investigators say the growers return to maintain the plants about every two weeks until they are ready for harvesting in the fall.

Common indicators of an outdoor grow location include people who are not from the area all of a sudden showing up, bags of fertilizer or chemicals in remote areas, and unattended vehicles parked on the shoulder of the road for several hours.

OPP are warning the public not to enter a suspected grow areas because growers often set booby traps. And...

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