CHESAPEAKE - $1,000 worth of fireworks were seized from a Chesapeake couple's home.
Jerry Caddy, 26, and Jamie Caddy, 29, are charged with possession, storage, and sale of fireworks.
The fireworks were purchased in South Carolina, Captain Sam Gulisano told WVEC.com.
Authorities were alerted by a tip from a concerned citizen, he added, and they went to the Butts Station Road home on Wednesday.
The Caddys were formally charged the next day.
Fire officials stress that it's illegal to use, possession, sell or store fireworks in Chesapeake.
Only sparklers, fountains, pharaohs, serpents, and caps are legally allowed in Virginia. However, each locality can ban all fireworks, like Chesapeake has done, so you should contact the fire marshal where you live about what is and isn't allowed.
The Caddys face up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor charges.