A 22-year-old Turlock resident was arrested in Merced for selling illegal fireworks, according to the Merced Police Department.
Christopher Hamby listed a Craigslist advertisement to sell illegal fireworks, police said in a news release.
Officers with the department's Disruptive Area Response Team responded to the ad and met Hamby just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in a hardware store parking lot in Merced, the release states.
Hamby was arrested and booked into Merced County jail with bail set at $5,400 for allegedly selling, possessing and advertising illegal fireworks, according to Merced County jail records.
Anyone with information about these crimes or illegal fireworks is asked to contact Merced Police Sgt. Luis Solis at 209-385-4703, or the tipster line at 209-385-4725. Anonymous text messages can be sent to the police department by messaging "TIP411," or 847411, and including the word "Comvip" as the keyword in the message.