A bizarre find in a package of meat at a grocery store has law enforcement agencies from New Mexico and Colorado wondering where the gun came from.
So far everyone involved with the case has said they’ve never seen this one before. A worker unwrapping frozen meat at Albertsons found a handgun and ammunition packed with it.
“I have personally never heard of this in 13 years,” said Sgt. Jim Preston of the Roswell Police Department.
The worker told his supervisor and turned the semi-automatic Rock Island Armory .38 Super along with seven rounds of ammo found with it over to police.
Preston told KRQE News 13 this gun is rarely seen in this area.
There are a couple clues to the mystery. According to the police report, the meat package came from the Swift Packing Plant in Greeley, Colo., and the date on the package is June 8, 2011.
News 13 spoke with Greeley police who said their gang unit is exploring what occurred during that time to determine whether the gun may have been involved in any crimes there.
Police said the pistol has not been reported stolen.