BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — UPDATE July, 1: Authorities seized approximately 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks on June 10, according to a press release from Kern County Sheriff’s Office.

The release says 18 illegally-owned firearms, drugs and $9,500 in proceeds from illegal drugs and fireworks sales were also seized.

Fernando Moreno, 23, Jose Luis Garcia, 42 and Jose Elorza, 30 were arrested on suspicion of selling illegal fireworks, according to the release.

Moreno was also arrested on suspicion of numerous gun charges, and Elorza on suspicion of misdemeanor warrants.


The Bakersfield Fire Department says it seized a ton of illegal fireworks from one home recently.

The department shared an image of the haul from a joint operation with several agencies on June 10. Investigators seized 2,000 pounds of fireworks from a home in southwest Bakersfield.

One person was arrested for felony possession of pyrotechnics for sale.