Denver police confiscate illegal fireworks in weekend bust

DENVER -- Officers confiscated nearly $5,000 in illegal fireworks over the weekend, the Denver Police Department said.

Police sent an undercover agent to act as a buyer. When fireworks were located, police moved in and found a large supply of pyrotechnics in a back room of the house.

Fireworks are illegal in the city and county of Denver. Anyone caught using or selling fireworks could be fined up to $999 and/or jailed for one year.

There are some locations outside of Denver where fireworks are legal.