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HPD weapons now up for auction

Hundreds of guns from the Hattiesburg Police Department evidence locker are now up for auction./ Photo credit: WDAM Hundreds of guns from the Hattiesburg Police Department evidence locker are now up for auction./ Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of guns from the Hattiesburg Police Department evidence locker are now up for auction.

The auction kicked off Wednesday.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers is overseeing the sale and the police department hopes to make more than $100,000 on the 761 weapons.

The guns range from evidence in cases, unclaimed, recovered from various calls and weapons seized by officers, all which are being housed in the evidence room at the department.

Only federally licensed firearms dealers are allowed to bid or buy.

The bidding opens Thursday at 8 a.m. and will close March 23 at 11 a.m.

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