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State Police Seize 'Extraordinary Amount' Of Illegal Fireworks In Danbury

Part of the haul of illegal fireworks seized by Connecticut State Police from a Danbury home. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Part of the haul of illegal fireworks seized by Connecticut State Police from a Danbury home. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

DANBURY, Conn. — Nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of fireworks, filling four trailer loads, were seized in a bust at a home in Danbury, Connecticut State Police said.

At 5 p.m. July 1, State Police Detectives from the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant after conducting an investigation into illegal fireworks.

"A search of a single-family residence in Danbury, along with a storage barn in Danbury, revealed the possession, storage and sales of an extraordinary amount of illegal fireworks, explosives and IEDs, including M-Class devices," State Police said in a statement.

Thousands of illegal items were located, identified and seized, State Police said. Four trailer loads of items were taken by State Police ESU Bomb Squad personnel.

The street value of the illegal fireworks and explosives is nearly $250,000, State Police estimated.

Additionally, narcotics and cash in excess of $3,600 were also seized, State Police said. Several felony arrests of multiple suspects were expected as the investigation continues, State Police said.

The investigation was initiated after the Danbury fire marshal received a complaint June 30 about the possession, use, and sale of illegal fireworks and explosives, State Police said.

The Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office, the Danbury Police Department, FBI in New Haven, the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad, and detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad played a role in the investigation.

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