(WIVB)–New York State Police say they seized thousands of dollars in illegal fireworks over the holiday weekend and make more than a dozen arrests.
Police say due to the number of complaints from the public, they targeted people bringing illegal fireworks purchased in PA into NY over the July 4th weekend.
As a result of the enforcement period, State Police arrested 21 individuals and charged them with unlawfully dealing with fireworks, and additional charges could happen in some cases.
More than $27,000 in illegal fireworks were also seized as a result of the arrests.
Troopers say they were highly visible along state highways, and in the communities they patrol, aggressively enforcing the state’s firework laws.