Hikers asked to watch for grow-ops

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

With harvesting season upon us, Ontario Provincial Police are hoping the public will assist in uncovering illegal marijuana grow operations.Orillia, ON) – The detachments of Central Region OPP would like to ask the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

In a media release issued Monday, police ask hikers and motorists to watch for the following telltale signs of outdoor marijuana ops:

  • Hand tools – shovels/rakes. etc.
  • Power tools – weed eaters/chainsaws. etc.
  • Watering supplies – hose/pumps/generators. etc.
  • Soil/peat moss
  • Fertilizer/grow chemicals
  • Plastic Barrels
  • Camouflage netting
  • GPS and radios
  • Camp supplies – sleeping bag/stove/lantern/tent. etc.


“Usually outdoor marihuana is kept outdoors as long as possible to maximize the yield.  The harvesting usually begins after the first frost of the year as most plants will not typically survive a second frost,” the release states.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS. (1-800-222-8477) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have any information on this crime or others. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, you will remain anonymous.  Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

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