skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 158225 Find in a Library
Title: Investigating Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Cases
Journal: Law Enforcement Quarterly  Dated:(November 1995-January 1996)  Pages:15-18
Author(s): R Shankles
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Marijuana is now 30 to 60 times as potent as it was in the 1960's, and the chance of being detected and arrested for cultivating outdoor marijuana has made many growers take their farming inside.
Abstract: Once a grower learns the technique of indoor cultivation, he or she can produce three to four harvests in a 12-month period. The price of indoor marijuana is about $300 an ounce. Since 1992, the San Diego Integrated Narcotic Task Force has brought aggressive enforcement to indoor cultivators and has identified, apprehended, and successfully prosecuted over 30 indoor operations and seized more than 4,000 high quality marijuana plants. Investigations in San Diego have produced expertise that may help other police departments identify and build cases involving indoor marijuana growers. Once information is received about a potential grower, the investigation begins by corroborating that information. Initial information may be from a confidential informant who has actually seen marijuana plants growing or from someone who is suspicious about a neighbor. Next steps in the investigation include target assessment, determining the amount of electrical consumption, trash inspection, and obtaining and serving a search warrant. The collection of evidence is a critical part of the investigation. 2 photographs and 3 illustrations
Main Term(s): Drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): California; Courts; Criminal investigation; Drug law offenses; Drug manufacturing; Evidence collection; Marijuana; Police
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=158225

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.