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A man was busted on July Fourth after police found a large stash of illegal fireworks inside his car in the East Village, sources said.
The 31-year-old was spotted by cops allegedly handing off fireworks to another person at the corner of Avenue D and East Houston Street at about 5:30 p.m., according to sources.
The stash of pyrotechnics included mortars and other aerial displays.
The person who was receiving the fireworks was also apprehended, sources said.