Durham man arrested with $20,000 worth of illegal fireworks

Theodore Lynch

DURHAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police arrested a Durham man for possession of illegal fireworks that were worth $20,000.

On Independence Day, officers responded to 26 Pine Ledge Trail after receiving reports about a large fireworks display.

When Troopers arrived, they found that 50-year-old Theodore Lynch  was in possession of illegal fireworks. He was arrested and charged with Illegal Possession of Fireworks.

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Other charges brought against Lynch included: Reckless Endangerment and Breach of Peace.

State Police Emergency Services Unit responded to the scene to collect and properly dispose of the fireworks. Lynch was released on a $10,000 bond and will be arraigned in court on July 19.