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More than $75,000 in illegal fireworks seized in raid

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 08:12:04-04

The Erie County Sheriff's Office has seized more than $75,000 in illegal fireworks.

An anonymous tip led detectives to a storage unit at 1545 William Street in Buffalo. That's where members of the sheriff's bomb squad and SWAT team discovered a large amount of arsenal occupying two separate storage units.

A 55-year-old man was arrested on felony charges.

While most fireworks are illegal in New York State, a recent law has cleared the way for counties and cities outside New York City to legally sell sparklers to anyone 18 years of age or older.