Police say, a makeshift store set up in a garage in Long Beach filled with more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks with an approximated street value of $30,000, was found Monday.
As the fourth of July approaches, Long Beach police say they’ve been cracking down on illegal fireworks. On a tip they received from someone about fireworks being sold out of a garage, they were able to make their latest seizure Monday night at a home in the 1800 block of East 57th Street.
CBS Los Angeles reports police said that thousands of pounds of fireworks were seized, along with cash and PCP.
Police also arrested three people. 24 year-old Darius Bo and 29 year-old Sreypeur Say, both of Long Beach were arrested on suspicion of possessing dangerous fireworks. They are being held on $20,000 bail.
A 36 year-old Los Angeles man, Armand Moore, was also arrested on suspicion of selling PCP. He is being held on $30,000 bail.
There were also four children ages 5, 8, 10, and 17 at the home. The Department of Children and Family Services took them into their custody.
Reminder: fireworks are illegal in the city of Long Beach, even the “safe and sane” variety.