Stolen guns a currency for drugs

By Frank Lewis

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Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

If you buy a gun off of an individual you don’t know, there’s a chance you are buying stolen merchandise. That means you are playing into the system where guns are used as currency for drugs or in the commission of a crime, such as a robbery or a homicide. Twelve guns were stolen from a table at Swap Days at the Scioto County Fairgrounds in Lucasville on Wednesday.

Stolen were a Remington 410 shotgun valued at $900; a Winchester 94 valued at $850; a Remington 11 valued at $600; a Marlin 25 valued at $400, a SKS Chinese rifle valued at $425; a Ithica 12-gauge shotgun valued at $525; a Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun valued at $200; a 7.62 rifle valued at $150; a Russian 8 millimeter rifle valued at $250; a Remington 22 caliber single shot rifle valued at $100 and a Remington 22 automatic valued at $250.

On Tick Ridge Road in Wheelersburg, someone stole a loaded 357 Smith and Wesson revolver valued at $800 and on Somer Street in West Portsmouth, someone took a Marlin Single shot 12 gauge shotgun valued at $100.


Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.

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