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Thursday, May 1, 2003

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Detective Kip Wright of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office places a recovered semiautomatic handgun into an evidence bag. The weapon and others shown in their original boxes are among 114 stolen from Niekamp Farm & Flea Market near St. Henry in February. Three Sidney men face federal charges in connection with break-ins at three gun shops in Mercer, Shelby and Champaign counties. The guns were exchanged for drugs in Ohio, New York, Kentucky and Tennessee. More than 30 local guns have been recovered to date.