The RCMP announced today it discovered two outdoor marijuana grow locations on Aug. 22 — one in Portugal Cove-St. Philips and one near Bay Bulls Big Pond.
The RCMP made the discoveries with the assistance of the Atlantic Region Air Services Helicopter.
The first grow was located on the edge of a residential area in Portugal Cove-St.Philips. It consisted of about 12 plants of various sizes, some as tall as five feet.
The second grow was located behind residences in the area of Bay Bulls Big Pond on the Southern Shore Highway. That grow consisted of 45 plants all between three and five feet in height.
The RCMP say the Bay Bulls location would have produced a significant amount of usable marijuana if it had been allowed to mature. The excellent whether this summer has made for better than usual growing conditions for outdoor marijuana cultivation.
The investigation is continuing in these cases.