Pot plants thriving under sunny N.L. skies

The warm, sunny summer weather hasn't just been good for vegetable farmers, but also prime for growing marijuana, according to the RCMP.

The warm, sunny summer weather hasn't just been good for vegetable farmers, but also prime for growing marijuana, according to the RCMP.

Police found two outdoor grow-ops using a helicopter last month on the Avalon Peninsula.

One grow-op was on the edge of a residential area in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's. Police say about 12 plants were discovered — some as high as five feet.

Police also found 45 plants of similar height behind some homes near Bay Bulls-Big Pond on the Southern Shore Highway.

Meanwhile, an anonymous tip led the RCMP to another grow site in New-Wes-Valley where 21 plants were found and seized.

Police are investigating. No charges have been laid yet.