West Virginia Treasurer’s Office conducted a firearm auction to benefit law enforcement.
The auction was at the state treasury’s warehouse in Charleston Thursday and over 600 firearm lots were up for bidding. More than 130,000 dollars was raised.
“We’re very excited to be able to help fund the police here in the state,” said state Treasurer Riley Moore.
Moore said police departments across the state collected seized, unused or old weapons for the auction.
The auction was open to federally licensed firearms dealers.
Last year’s auction was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
West Virginia is the only state that allows for the auction of seized guns to benefit law enforcement agencies.
PHOTO | Carrie Hodousek, WVMetroNews.com