Marihuana Harvesting Season Is Approaching

FROM/DE: OPP Central Region Headquarters DATE: October 3, 2016

(Orillia, ON) – The detachments of Central Region OPP would like to ask the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.
Marihuana harvesting season is approaching and the OPP would like the assistance of the public in reporting suspicious activity. 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.

If you are out hiking in remote areas watch for the following telltale signs of outdoor marihuana grow operations:

• 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.

The Ontario Provincial Police is requesting the assistance of the public in reporting potential grow sites. 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 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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