Oktibbeha sheriff to swap weapons with gun dealer

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department will trade dozens of old and confiscated firearms to a gun dealer in Grenada for new Glock pistols.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that the board of supervisors this week approved the sale of the 23 first-generation Glock 22 and Glock 23 pistols, which date back to 1991 and have been worn down by years of shooting at the gun range, to Grenada Gold-N-Gun Exchange.

Chief Deputy George Carrithers says neither the county nor the sheriff’s office will be out any money.

Grenada Gold-N-Gun Exchange will pay the sheriff’s office $5,727 for the old guns and another $4,140 for 26 confiscated firearms and sell the sheriff’s office the news ones for the same $9,867.

The Associated Press