Pawnshop buys confiscated guns from Lowndes Co.

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — A Columbus pawnshop owner has paid $8,190 for 96 weapons sold by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.

Gary Dedeaux, owner of Gary’s Pawn and Guns, tells The Commercial Dispatch that he expects to break even on the purchase.

The weapons included ones confiscated during arrests, old department-issue revolvers and guns turned in to the sheriff’s office.

While most were standard weapons, authorities say there were some classics such as an old Springfield Armory .45 automatic and odd pieces like a tiny, four-barrel pepper box .22.

There’re also were some cheap automatic 9mm’s and a wobbly AK-47.

Sheriff Butch Howard says the money will likely be used to buy new weapons for his agency.