Bomb Squad removes fireworks from Mishawaka home

The bomb squad removed more than 40 boxes of fireworks from a N. Main St home Wednesday following a narcotics investigation.

An officer with the Metro Special Operations Section, a group of officers from Mishawaka, South Bend and St. Joseph County which investigates illegal drugs, was acting on a tip when he went to the home in the 2300-block of N. Main St.

Around 2 p.m. the officer somehow came across the fireworks and called in South Bend's bomb squad to safely remove them from the home.

Police had to wait several hours for a judge to approve a search warrant before they entered the home around 6 p.m.

Neither officers with the bomb squad nor Mishawaka Police Department would comment on what happened at the home. Questions from NewsCenter 16 were referred to an officer who was on vacation.

Police removed approximately 30 cardboard boxes from the home. Most were stamped "Made in China" and had names typically associated with fireworks. Many more boxes with colorful logos associated with fireworks were also removed.

Officers declined to say if anyone was arrested or if they found any narcotics.


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