Grow operations are found everywhere, from upscale neighbourhoods to rural communities. They often leave buildings and residences uninhabitable and rife with mould and structural damage. Grow ops present serious fire hazards, cause significant health hazards and can lead to increased violence in our communities.
By targeting and shutting down these illegal marihuana grow operations, ALERT directly impacts the ability of organized crime groups to finance other criminal activities.
Residents can help by being on the lookout for signs of grow operations, whether it’s in urban or rural areas. Report any suspicious activity to police or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Never investigate a marihuana grow operation on your own.