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Volunteers find loaded gun while picking up trash along I-10 in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE - A group of volunteers cleaning up litter around Baton Rouge made a startling discovery Wednesday morning: A loaded gun.

The good Samaritans with Keep Tiger Town Beautiful said they found the weapon, along with roughly 20 large bags' worth of garbage, by the Bluebonnet exit along I-10. The handgun was found in a grassy patch near the interstate. 

Watch Bess Casserleigh's report on WBRZ at 6:00

The group contacted the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, and the gun was turned over to law enforcement. 

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