DENVER — A 51-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after an undercover operation allegedly found that he was selling illegal fireworks.
The Denver Police Department received a tip about a man distributing business cards, offering to sell and deliver fireworks to residents, DPD said. Narcotics officers quickly planned an undercover sting.
Vincent Martinez allegedly met with officers and was arrested after the sale was completed, police said. He faces charges of possessing and distributing fireworks.
A “significant amount” of fireworks were seized.
“Thanks to a tip from a watchful citizen, Denver Police District 4 officers were able to keep a car full of dangerous fireworks off the streets,” DPD said in a statement.