PEI RCMP Asking Public To Report Cannabis Growers

An RCMP release sent out from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is asking the public to call in cannabis production operations in the province.

“RCMP are asking the public to provide assistance in locating marihuana grow operations during this year’s growing season,” the release read. “Often people will notice unusual activity that can be an indicator that a grow operation is nearby and officers are happy to take your information and investigate.”

Police said it’s a challenge for them to locate cannabis plants with so much of the island used for agriculture.

“To monitor every field is impossible so officers are asking that you report anything that you consider suspicious in order that they can investigate,” the statement reads.

Police warn that cannabis grows may be “set up with traps” or guarded “by criminals who do not value the land on which they grow the drugs nor the people they sell the drugs to for a profit at the detriment of our youth and neighbourhoods.”