Authorities Offer Weapons Amnesty Days

Our communities may soon be safer places, thanks to an initiative in the Low Country. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is working together with Jasper County and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to collect weapons and explosives, such as ammunition, fireworks and unwanted firearms.

Amnesty day gives a chance for everyone to get rid of illegal or dangerous weapons and explosives without penalty.

"This is their time to turn those in, not be charged," said Scott Johnson with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. "We're not looking at that. We're just looking at getting dangerous materials off the streets."

The ammunition and weapon amnesty days start November 3 and end November 5 with two drop-off sites. However, if you have explosives, do not transport them. The bomb squad will come and pick them up for you.

Here is the drop-off information:

South of the Broad River Collection Site: Barrel Landing Road
From Hwy 278 Westbound:

Turn right onto Highway 170
Turn right onto Barrel Landing Road (About a block from 278 & 170 Intersection)
(Barrel Landing Road is right after the Discount Fabric Store)
Go to the end of the road

North of the Broad River Collection Site: Point South
From I-95 North:

Take Exit 33 (Point South Exit)
Collection site will be in the parking lot of the Lowcountry Council of Governments
Address: 169 Campground Road (Located behind Denny's)

Explosives: Do not transport explosives to collection sites. Due to safety concerns, call
812-7103 during those three days and an officer will come to you.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey,