Warwick man charged with sale, use of illegal fireworks

A Warwick man was arrested Friday and charged for selling illegal aerial consumer fireworks.
50-year-old Javed Mohammad was arrested on June 26th after police investigation revealed he had large amounts of illegal aerial fireworks in his garage on Palace Avenue.

He was taken into custody after officers conducted a search of his residence and discovered the fireworks. All together, police seized 65 cases of fireworks with a total value of $45,000.

The news has many in the neighborhood uneasy.

“As you can see I have two little kids and it’s pretty scary stuff,” said Joe Stafford.

Anthony Baptiste lives next door to Mohammad. He says he noticed the heavy police presence while eating breakfast.

“One of the police officers said to me that we are moving all these fireworks because it is very dangerous. It could blow up next door neighbors and things so I was very shaken up by that,” said Bapiste.

Mohammad is being charged with one count of Sale, Use or Possession of Aerial Consumed Fireworks and is being held at Warwick Police Headquarters pending an arraignment. 
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