B.C. police see link between guns and grow ops

Drug enforcement officers in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland are seeing a budding trend when it comes to marijuana production — where there’s a grow, there’s often a gun.

According to Cpl. Scott Rintoul, RCMP drug and organized crime awareness coordinator for Vancouver, 10 per cent of all busted grow ops are found to have weapons. In the old days weapons were often things like shovels and bats, he said, but today’s growers are more likely to carry firearms instead.