Fireworks confiscated from Chesapeake home


by By 13News

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 30 at 1:25 PM

CHESAPEAKE - $1,000 worth of fireworks were seized from a Chesapeake couple's home.

Video: Fireworks seized from 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

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.