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Large quantity of illegal fireworks found at Turlock home
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A search of the residence in the 3600 block of Jefferson Street revealed more than 1,215 pounds of illegal fireworks (Photo courtesy of TPD).

A search warrant at a Turlock residence turned up more than 1,200 pounds of illegal fireworks as well as evidence of drug sales, the Turlock Police Department reported.

Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the police department served a search warrant at a home in the 3600 block of Jefferson Street.

A search of the residence revealed more than 1,215 pounds of illegal fireworks, according to the police department.

Investigators also located drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug sales during the service, said police spokeswoman Dominique Sanchez.

Jordan Vasquez, 25 of Turlock, was arrested and booked for possessing illegal fireworks and drug sale charges.

The day before the serving of the search warrant the police department responded to a firework violation in the neighborhood.

In Turlock, the only legal fireworks are the ones labeled “safe and sane.” Any firework that does not have this rating, is modified or goes into the air, is illegal. In 2022, the Turlock City Council adopted new illegal fireworks ordinances that included new penalties of $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000 for the use, display or sale of illegal fireworks for the first, second, third and subsequent offenses, respectively.

The use or sale of illegal fireworks can be reported to the police department’s non-emergency line at 209-668-1200.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact the lead investigator, Officer Marquez, at (209)668-5550 ext. 6761.