Newton County, Indiana Sheriff’s Police and the Bureau of Tobacco & Firearms Agency is reminding citizens to be careful where they buy their fireworks and know what’s legal and illegal.
The Sheriff’s Office (Thurs) responded to a complaint about possible illegal possession of fireworks. Deputies observed firework debris…..large black tubes which are larger than what’s allowed to be purchased at firework stores. Examination of a firework shell revealed it required proper permitting before it can be fired. Additional illegal shells were located in an open garage.
The Porter County Bomb Squad was called in along with the Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms Agency to dispose of the illegal fireworks.
Police said the homeowner stated he purchased the fireworks from a roadside stand in Hobart (IN) for cash. No charges were filed against the homeowner, but that person was instructed to be more careful when purchasing fireworks from vendors at roadside stands.
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