Posted: Jul 13, 2012 7:26 AM by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More than 8,000 weapons taken from criminals in Los Angeles County have been melted down at a steel mill and turned into construction rebar rods.
Sheriff Lee Baca says the weapons seized weapons are taken each year to Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga.
The weapons were collected by 20 law enforcement agencies in the county.
City News Service says the rebar will be used in freeway and bridge upgrades in California, Arizona and Nevada.
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