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Mesa police arrest man who sold fireworks out of his garage

Chris Kleve (Mesa Police Department)

Chris Kleve (Mesa Police Department)

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A search warrant was served at a Mesa home Monday, July 2, 2018 and officers say they seized a pickup truck bed full of fireworks. (Mesa Police Department)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Mesa say they've arrested a man who allegedly sold illegal fireworks out of his garage.

Detectives say they received several tips that Chris Kleve was selling fireworks and found online ads.

Police say detectives went to Kleve's address where they found banners indicating fireworks for sale.

A search warrant was served at Kleve's house Monday and officers say they seized a pickup truck bed full of fireworks.

According to police, Kleve said he drove to nearby states to pick up the fireworks and then sell them in Arizona.

Kleve has been booked into jail on suspicion of possession, sale and storage of illegal fireworks.

It was unclear Tuesday if Kleve has a lawyer yet for his case.