Turn In Ammunition And Explosives At White Sands Wednesday

Las Cruces – White Sands Missile Range is offering people a chance to turn in ammunition and explosives, no questions asked.

The range plans an Ammunition and Explosive Amnesty Day on Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at explosive vehicle inspection sites at the El Paso, Texas, gate entrance and at the Las Cruces gate entrance on Owen Road.

The chief of safety for the White Sands Test Center, Bill Watkins, says such collections at other Army posts have brought in everything from small arms ammunition to mortar rounds and smoke grenades.

He says if people have such things to get rid of, they should bring them in.

Watkins says the collection effort is meant to help, and isn't going to ask who someone is or where they got the material.

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