A crew from the Russell County Detention Center picking up roadside litter Thursday morning uncovered something surprising as they began their morning work.
Russell County Jailer Bobby Dunbar said he received a call from a supervisor overseeing the inmate litter pick up crew that a gun was discovered off East Highway 80 near Little Lakers Daycare.
The supervisor and inmates working on litter pick up discovered the 9mm handgun, and the supervisor called Dunbar to tell him about the discovery.
The clip was reportedly out of the gun, but a bullet was in the chamber and the hammer was cocked back. The gun was discovered in a holster, according to Dunbar.
The weapon was brought back to the detention center and Dunbar called Kentucky State Police Post 15 so they could begin an investigation, per protocol.