Marijuana grow-operation found in destroyed Mississauga residence
MISSISSAUGA – A 56-year old Mississauga man has been arrested in connection with amarijuana grow operation whose remains were found in the residence of a Mississauga residence destroyed by fire.
Investigators found evidence of about 110 marijuana plants grown inside the house, most of which were destroyed by firemen called in to extinguish the fire.
The exact cause of the fire is still unknown, but damage to the home is estimated at $600,000.
The suspect Paul Pasceri, 56, of Duchess Drive was arrested last week and charged in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.
Sealed windows, multiple roof or dryer vents, the smell of damp vegetation and the sound of continuous fans and blowers coming from a residence are some of the signs indicating a possible neighbourhood marijuana grow operation to which residents should be alerted, say police investigators.