|(June 15, 2017) -- Advertising isn't always smart (if you're selling materials illegal to sell or possess) and LB cops were smart in spotting an online ad regarding illegal fireworks allegedly for sale in Long Beach.
In a release, LBPD says that on Monday June 12, South Division Directed Enforcement officers, with the assistance of West Division patrol officers conducted an investigation into the sale and possession of illegal fireworks and ended up confiscating roughly $2,500 of worth of what it describes as "high powered fireworks" and arresting three men (adults). .
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"Officers located an online advertisement regarding illegal fireworks that were available for sale," LBPD's release says. "Through the course of the investigation, officers responded to the 4400 block of Myrtle Avenue, where contact was made with the individuals [allegedly] selling fireworks." LBPD took three men (adults) into custody (two from Carson, ages 18 and 33, and one from LB, age 25.)
LBPD's release adds:
The Long Beach Police Department encourages those celebrating the 4th of July holiday to do so in a safe and responsible manner. We are reminding residents and visitors that all fireworks, including those marked "Safe and Sane," are illegal in the City of Long Beach. Violators may be cited and/or arrested and faced with a $1,000 fine, sentenced to jail for six months, or both. The fines and penalties may increase depending on the fireworks’ classification.
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