Warwick, RI – Warwick Police arrested a Palace Avenue man today at his home on a charge of illegal fireworks possession, seizing 65 cases of aerial fireworks worth about $45,000.
Police arrested Javed Mohammad, 50, of 270 Palace Ave., after detectives followed information about a man at the address who had illegal aerial fireworks at his home.
Based on this information, members of the Warwick Police detective division began watching the home, confirming fireworks were being kept there. Mohammed left the house in a minivan and was stopped by the Warwick Police. Officers found illegal aerial fireworks in the vehicle.
Police also searched the house after that, finding several boxes of illegal aerial fireworks in the garage. Warwick Police inventoried the fireworks, about $45,000 worth kept in about 65 cases, turning them over to the Rhode Island Fire Marshal’s office for storage and eventual destruction.
Mohammad was charged with one count of the sale, use or possession of aerial consumed fireworks, a felony under Rhode Island law. He is being held at the Warwick Police Headquarters pending his arraignment.
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