Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying possible outdoor marijuana grow operations.
OPP say common locations for grow-ops are swamps, corn fields, and wooded areas, though growers may also rent a rural property with acreage.
Investigators say the growers return to maintain the plants about every two weeks until they are ready for harvesting in the fall.
Common indicators of an outdoor grow location include people who are not from the area all of a sudden showing up, bags of fertilizer or chemicals in remote areas, and unattended vehicles parked on the shoulder of the road for several hours.
The OPP is warning the public not to enter a suspected grow areas because growers often set booby traps.