Know the signs and report suspicious drug manufacturing

Know the Signs and Report Suspicious Drug Manufacturing

The production and supply of illegal drugs can affect everyone from the user, their family and friends and the wider community.

With help from the public, we can disrupt the manufacture of illegal drugs and prevent the irreversible harm that drugs cause on individuals across Victoria.

Working with Victoria Police, Crime Stoppers’ campaign ‘Know the Signs and Report Suspicious Drug Manufacturing’ encourages Victorians to report suspicious drug growing and manufacturing activity by identifying the signs of Cannabis Crop Houses and Clandestine Drug Laboratories.

To the public eye, crop houses and clan labs are difficult to detect with most operating discreetly under the disguise of an everyday Australian home.

Although criminals will do their best to hide their operation, there are many signs visible to the public.

Here’s how to identify if suspicious drug activity or manufacturing is happening in your area:

How to Detect a Cannabis Crop House (CCH)?

With most Cannabis Crop Houses operating in suburban areas, this makes it extremely difficult to detect the difference between a normal home and one growing cannabis.

The operation of a CCH can even affect your own home with flickering lights and loss of functionality in appliances from overusing the electricity surge within your area or street.

Although CCH’s depend on discretion to operate successfully, there are visible signs to indicate if a CCH is operating in your area.

Download ‘How to Detect a Cannabis Crop House (CCH)?’ a guide on how to identify the visible signs of CHH activity.

How to Detect a Clandestine Drug Lab?

Clandestine drug laboratories (clan labs) are hidden in homes, sheds and even shipping containers and are used to secretly manufacture illicit drugs like methamphetamine, also known as speed, meth, and ice.

Clan labs use toxic chemicals that can be modified to make explosives, making it extremely dangerous and at risk of causing fires or explosions.

Criminals will go to great lengths to hide their clan lab operation, however there are visible signs to look out for if you suspect drug manufacturing in your area.

Download ‘How to Detect a Clandestine Drug Lab?’ a guide on how to identify the visible signs of Clan Lab activity.



download our free know the signs resources below

Download How to Detect a Cannabis Crop House Fact Sheet
Drug Lab Fact Sheet
Download How to Detect a Clandestine Drug Lab Fact Sheet

Know the Signs

Know the signs and stop the drug growing or manufacturing in your community.

Report suspicious drug growing and manufacturing activity confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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