TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mercer County officials say more than 2,500 weapons were turned in for cash during a two-day gun buyback program in the state’s capital.
The Trenton gun buyback surpassed one in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 weapons.READ MORE: Missing 6-Year-Old Found Safe, Stolen Vehicle Found In Checkers Parking Lot, Police Say
Mercer County residents received $25 to $250 for each firearm depending on type, condition and legality.
About $100,000 was budgeted but because of the huge turnout, the amount spent is expected to be well over double that. Some participants were given vouchers after money ran out Saturday.READ MORE: US Surgeon General Warns About 'Devastating' Mental Health Problems On Rise Among America's Youth
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A final count of weapons collected will be released by the attorney general’s office Tuesday.
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