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.