Marijuana Grow Houses - Red Flags
|Inside a Marijuana Grow Home Operation|
Identifying a Former Grow House:
•Mould in corners where the walls and ceilings meet
•Painted concrete floors in the basement, with circular marks of where pots once were
•Evidence of tampering with the electric meter or the ground around it
•Indications of windows and doors having been sealed
•Unusual or modified wiring on the exterior of the house
•Brownish stains around the soffit that bleed down along the siding
•Concrete masonry patches, or alterations on the inside of the garage
•Patterns of screwholes on the walls
•Alteration of fire places
•Denting on front doors (from police ramming the door)
Identifying Potential Grow House Operators (Purchasers):
•Third party purchasers
•Questionable income sources
•No contract negotiation
•Offers to pay in large amounts of cash; multiple cash transactions
•Multiple down payments on behalf of one individual
•Secretiveness and no reasonable explanations
Identifying Potential Grow House Operators (Renters):
•Did the renter provide proper identification?
•Have references been provided and do they check out?
•Did the renter spend a lot of time viewing the breaker boxes, wiring and plumbing?