Law enforcement in Modesto, Calif., learned about the delivery after getting a tip about “two pallets of illegal fireworks” that were expected to arrive at a residential address in the city, the police department said in a news release on Facebook.
The shipment contained 55 boxes of what were determined to be “aerial mortar-type explosives,” police said, sharing a photo of the recovered fireworks. They originated from a distributor based in Nevada, according to the news release.
Authorities arrested the recipient of the fireworks haul on multiple charges, they said.
“They must have been planning one heck of a 4th of July party!” the department quipped.