On July 1, 2015, at approx.5:00 p.m., State Police Detectives from the Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) executed a search and seizure warrant after conducting an investigation into possession of illegal fireworks. The investigation was initiated after a complaint was received on June 30, 2015, from the Danbury Fire Marshal regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal fireworks and explosives.
A search of a single-family residence in Danbury, along with a storage barn in Danbury, revealed the possession, storage and sales of an extraordinary amount of illegal fireworks, explosives and IED’s to include MClass devices.
Thousands of illegal product items were located, identified and seized. Four trailer loads of product were transported from the scene by CSP ESU Bomb Squad personnel. It is estimated that the street value of the illegal fireworks and explosives is nearly $250,000.00.
Additionally, narcotics and cash in excess of $3,600.00 were also seized. Several felony arrests of multiple suspects are anticipated as the investigation continues.
The Danbury Fire Marshal’s Office, the Danbury Police Department, FBI–New Haven, the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad, and Detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad each played a role in the investigation.