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Residential Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations

This type of operation usually starts when a rental home is converted in the interior area by covering most or all of the windows. The subjects then make room-by-room conversions throughout the house by bypassing the electrical meter, installing additional electrical wiring, outlets, circuit-breaker panels, commercial grade lighting and air conditioning units. These conversions are extremely hazardous and pose a serious fire risk, not only to the home, but to the surrounding homes as well.

Some of the tell-tale signs are:

  • Windows that are covered from the interior
  • Lights and televisions on timers
  • Subjects moving in commercial grade electrical equipment during the late night or early morning hours
  • No signs of normal residential occupation, and the smell of marijuana emitting from the home

What you can do

If you suspect a residence in your neighborhood is being used for illegal marijuana cultivation you can send an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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