State tells northwest Indiana police department to stop selling guns

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By: Jon Zimney

HEBRON, Ind. (AP) — State authorities are telling a northwest Indiana police department to stop selling guns to the public.

Officials with the Indiana State Board of Accounts say the Hebron Police Department does not have the authority to buy and sell firearms.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports the department purchased 31 handguns between 2012 and 2014 and sold 14 of them during that same period.

The guns were sold to former police officers, reserve police officers and the public. The town paid $12,349 for the guns out of a gift fund and collected $7,584 in sales.

A Hebron town official declined to comment and the town’s attorney did not respond to a message left for him.

Authorities have not detailed what action, if any, they will take against the town.