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06/28/2012 05:57 pm ET

LA Fireworks Confiscated: $20,000 Worth Of Illegal Fireworks Found In Storage Facility (VIDEO)

Somebody was seriously planning on cashing in this 4th of July.

More than 8,000 pounds of illegal fireworks -- worth a total street value of $20,000 -- were confiscated by the LA County Sheriff's Department Tuesday.

The illegal stockpile was found in a Norwalk store facility after detectives received a tip, ABC reports in the video above. The bust included 91 cases of illegal fireworks containing mortars, bottle rockets, roman candles and a variety of other commercial-grade fireworks.

Police warn that anyone caught with illegal fireworks, even sparkers, this holiday will face a $1,000 fine, six months in jail, or both, CBS reports.

None of the confiscated fireworks were the legal, "safe and sane" kind. "'Safe and sane' don't shoot up in the air, and they don't explode. All of these [illegal fireworks] do, and they're extremely dangerous, they're fire hazards and [can cause] personal injury," LA County Fire Inspector Keith Wood told ABC.

Click here for a list of the cities where "safe and sane" fireworks can be used, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.

Even "safe and sane" fireworks can be dangerous though, officials warn. The LA Fire Department is encouraging Angelenos to, instead, attend a public fireworks display.

Check out LA public fireworks happening this 4th of July:

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