The community of Columbia is known for its restoration as a Gold Rush town. On Sunday, the Wild West returned to the Columbia Motel, where Tuolumne County Sheriff's deputies say they found eight handguns and drugs in a motel room.
Deputies responded to the motel after receiving calls about two or three gunshots being fired, according to sheriff's spokesman Jeff Miller. A .45-caliber cartridge casing was found in a drainage ditch in front of Room 44 at the motel. No one was injured.