Benton County Official Wants Guns Sold

Posted: August 31, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Guns are stored in an evidence room Friday at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Bentonville.

BENTONVILLE -- Brent Meyers wants to make crime pay in Benton County.

At A Glance

State Law

Arkansas law allows for the disposition of seized firearms. The law says seized property shall be returned to the owner except contraband owned by a defendant. Contraband means any article possessed under a circumstance prohibited by law; weapon or other instrument used in a felony. The law also says contraband shall be destroyed, except contraband capable of a lawful use may be retained by the law enforcement agency responsible for the arrest or sold.

Source: Arkansas Code Section 5-5-101

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