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4,000 pounds of illegal fireworks seized in East L.A.

July 3, 2012 |  7:49 am

Illegal fireworks
An estimated 4,000 pounds of illegal fireworks worth at least $10,000 were seized from an East Los Angeles man who allegedly was selling them for July 4th celebrations, sheriff’s deputies said.

The Monday night raid took place in front of a produce market on the 700 block of South Kern Avenue in East Los Angeles after authorities received a tip about the sales.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said they spotted boxes of fireworks, including such powerful rockets as “Devil’s Thrill,” “Triple Break Magnum Shells” and “Reapers Doom.”

Victor Nolasco, 34, was cited for possession of illegal fireworks and released, according to deputies.

This was reported to be the third major seizure of illegal fireworks by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department over the past week, with a total of about 20,000 pounds of what they said were dangerous items confiscated.

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Photo: Authorities seized 4,000 pounds of illegal fireworks during a raid in East L.A. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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