30 stolen guns recovered from waterway in Rayne

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ACADIA PARISH, La. (KLFY)- Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office teamed up to recover property stolen from a 2002 burglary which occurred in Rayne.

In 2002, a local business was burglarized where a large amount of guns were stolen. Over the years, many leads turned up empty handed. However, during a recent investigation, information was obtained to the whereabouts of the stolen weapons stated Sheriff KP Gibson.

These weapons were discarded into the water near the Pontoon Bridge near Estherwood. With this information, Acadian Parish deputies requested the assistance the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.

During the search, over 30 stolen weapons were recovered.

We appreciate the hard work of both departments’ personnel and express our gratitude to Sheriff Garber for his assistance with this investigation, Gibson said.

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