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Columbus Government Center prevents weapons from entering the building

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Fresh numbers are in from the Muscogee County Sheriff's Offfice concerning weapons.

More than 8,000 weapons were stopped from entering government buildings over the last year. On a daily basis, it's 15 to 20 knives, or maybe up to 50 knives in a day.

"Pepper spray we may have 10 or 12 of those and then other items that are prohibited, it can run up to 40 or 50 also,” said Lt. Mac Drake with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office.

If you do try to enter any of the government facilities with a weapon, you can either return them to your car, or put them in a locker on site.

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