There will be a few less “bombs bursting in air” around San Joaquin County this Fourth of July holiday.

A six-week operation led by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Illegal Firework Task Force led to more than 7,000 pounds of illegal fireworks seized.

The sheriff’s office announced Monday that during their operation deputies removed 7,448 Pounds of dangerous fireworks from the county, seized 129 pounds of explosive precursor powders, confiscated 145 destructive devices, and arrested 13 individuals.

A box of bombshells. High grade pyrotechnic devices were among the 7,448 pounds of illegal fireworks seized during the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office task force operation. (San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office via Pagransen)

Additionally, the operation led to the initiation of 31 investigations, 29 charges, seven firearms taken off the streets, four citations issued, three search warrants executed, two suppressors found, and one explosives lab dismantled.

Deputies reminded the public that all fireworks, despite ones with “safe and sane” seals, are still illegal in some unincorporated areas throughout the county.

People were advised to check local regulations prior to purchasing fireworks.

More images from the sheriff’s task force seizure operation can be viewed on its Facebook site.

Victoria Franco is a Stockton-based reporter covering the diverse news around the Central Valley as part of the Report for America program. As a Stockton native, Franco is proud to cover stories within her community and report a variety of coverage. She is a San Jose State University alumna with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. In her collegiate years she was Managing Editor for the Spartan Daily. From her time at the Spartan Daily she helped lead her staff to California College Media Awards and a General Excellence first place. Victoria encourages readers to email her story tips and ideas at [email protected].