• The growing farms for drugs are referred to as ‘factories’. The way in which the drugs are grown can vary from single plants in houses to a large scale cannabis production. The most common type of factory is found in residential houses. Walls are often knocked down so you are left with an empty shell that has been turned into a giant enclosed green house.
Drugs are a problem which can lurk closer than you probably think. But it is possible for you to do your bit to stamp it out – all you need to know is what to look for. DSI Steve Benson Davison from South Wales Police has some helpful tips on how to tell if your neighbour is growing drugs:
• Landlords should also be suspicious if the tenant wants to meet in a different place other than the house to pay rent or discuss the property.
Common Signs of Marijuana Grow Operations:
Patch asked Stow detectives for some tips on identifying whether your neighbor is growing pot in their house or apartment. The biggest hint is odor.
Det. Tom Gottas, of the narcotics division, said the biggest is the smell, but there’s some other tips residents should know about as well.
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If you don’t see large amounts of trash on the tree lawn that doesn’t always mean there isn’t any suspicious vegetative trash somewhere.
Det. Tom Gottas, of the ‘s narcotics division, said the biggest hint to knowing if your neighbor is growing marijuana is the smell, but there’s some other tips residents should know about as well.
Stow Patch asked a Stow detective for some tips on identifying whether your neighbor is growing pot in their house or apartment. The biggest hint is odor.
“A lot of these [people] now know we check their trash so they take the trimmings and clippings from the plants, in trash bags, and disgard them in a dumpster at some commercial or retail location,” said Gottas. “Point being that if your neighbor is putting trash bags in his car, when they have regular trash service, and taking them somewhere, that might be suspicious.”
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“If it looks suspicious and is not what normal people do, there’s probably something not right about it. And the biggest hint or clue of all is the odor,” he said. “A large scale marijuana grow has a distinctive, pungent odor that’s hard to describe, but very noticeable. Sometimes they manage to mask the odor pretty well, but typically at some spot around the house there is a noticeable smell.”