In early December, police officers and a contractor for the county’s jails received a tip that they had been burglarized.
They immediately searched the homes and vehicles, finding that the homes were filled with guns, drugs and money.
After they discovered that the stolen property included more than 1.5 million rounds of ammunition and over 500,000 rounds of bullets, the county paid a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The reward has now been raised to $3 million.
The money will be used to hire forensic experts, buy forensic evidence and hire additional officers to the jail, officials told the Associated Press.
It also will pay for the purchase of additional forensic devices, including ballistic gauges and the ability to examine a gun’s bullet casings.
In addition, the reward is being used to buy more equipment to increase security at the jail and to hire a new guard to help guard the building.
But the department has also been criticized for the high price tag.
Sheriff David A. Bell, who said that he had no involvement in the burglary, said that his office would not pay the reward because it did not have enough resources to do the job.