Rome Police have launched an investigation into a bag of guns being found by hikers on the GE walking trail this week.
Reports said that two men notified police after they found a Taurus pistol owner’s manual and box lying on the ground. They then found two backpacks and a garbage bag full of weapons.
Police said that inside the garbage bag was a Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotfun loaded with five shells, a Mossberg 500 12 gauge pistol grip shotgun load with four shells, a loaded Loewe Berlin bolt action rifle, an Acer empire laptop, a case containing a syringe loaded with suspected heroin and a number of glass pipes.
Police went on to say that several lighters, knives, cords, e-cigarettes, tools, a pipe and suspected meth was also found in the backpacks.
The items were all taken into police custody.
The guns were checked through NCIC and none appeared to be stolen.