(AP) The count of guns missing from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department evidence locker has nowreached 70 — up from an earlier estimate of 25.
That’s according to an inventory that was taken following the discovery that a number of guns were unaccounted for. Sheriff Donnie Smith told the Bangor Daily News that the guns went missing before he took office in January.
But former Sheriff Joseph Tibbetts said every firearm was logged and put in safekeeping during his tenure. The attorney general’s office is sending an investigator to look into the matter next week.
Washington County commissioners say they also plan to hold their own inquiry.