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Police: Dangerous Chemicals Found In L.I. Garage Could Have Been Used To Make Fireworks

Ronald Walker (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Ronald Walker (credit: Suffolk County Police)

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EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Long Island police have been cracking down on the illegal possession of fireworks.

An East Moriches man has been arrested after police said they found dangerous chemicals in his garage that could have been used to manufacture fireworks.

Ronald Walker’s parents apparently called police to the Woodcrest Drive home on Tuesday afternoon after finding the materials, police said.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Responding officers found several marked containers of household cleaners that could be used to make fireworks, as well as non-chemical components of homemade fireworks, police said.

Some of the materials were deemed too dangerous to move, so responding officers had to render them safe at the scene, police said.

The 34-year-old is charged with reckless endangerment.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports Suffolk County police have arrested two people since Memorial Day for illegally setting off fireworks.

william c legette iii Police: Dangerous Chemicals Found In L.I. Garage Could Have Been Used To Make Fireworks

William C Legette III (credit: Suffolk County Police)

In another case, a Melville man, who was pulled over  Tuesday evening for allegedly making an illegal turn, was arrested after officers discovered fireworks in the back of his SUV, police said.

William C. Legette III, 40, is charged with unlawfully dealing with fireworks, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and numerous traffic violations.