HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Here's A Home-grown Solution To Pot Houses
Pubdate: Fri, 01 Feb 2002
Source: Canadian Champion, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2002 Metroland Printing, Publishing and Distributing Ltd


In recent months, Halton Regional Police have raided several homes 
throughout Halton where highly-lucrative, home-grown hydroponic marijuana 
operations have been discovered.

While some may argue police resources could be better used in targeting 
more serious drug operations, the fact remains, using and growing marijuana 
is a criminal offence and police should be busting these pot houses.

And let's be honest, the people who operate these marijuana operations 
aren't choir boys and are likely involved in other illegal activities.

As reported elsewhere in this newspaper, Halton residents can help officers 
shut down pot-growing operations -- which are actually found in 
highly-populated middle class neighbourhoods -- by simply being observant.

Clues to look for are houses with covered windows, unusual noises such as 
hammering or drilling into the basement foundation, little or no garbage 
being put out, houses where the residents show up to shovel snow or cut 
grass then leave soon after or people bringing unusual objects like bags of 
soil into the house.

Residents who want to report suspicious activity should call Crime Stoppers 
at (905) 825-8477. Working with the police, Halton residents can make their 
neighbourhoods a safer place to be.
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