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Stevensville Man Faces Charges for Illegal Fireworks

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STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Authorities say a Stevensville man faces criminal charges after a large cache of illegal fireworks were confiscated from his garage.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office on Friday served a criminal summons on 50-year-old John Phillip Getz Jr., charging him with possession and discharge of fireworks without a permit
and possession with intent to sell fireworks without a permit.

The State Fire Marshal's Office said that prior to Friday's service of the summons on Getz, deputies with the Queen Anne County Sheriff's Office had responded to his home at 300 Love Point Ave. on numerous occasions for reports of illegal fireworks use.

State Fire Marshal investigators said that on June 22, deputies went to Getz's home, where they discovered a large cache of allegedly illegal fireworks inside his open garage.

The State Fire Marshal's Office was notified and the deputy confiscated an estimated 900
pieces of illegal fireworks with an approximate value of $4,500 that were collected for disposal, investigators said.

If convicted of the aforementioned charges, Getz faces penalties of up to $1,250 in fines.

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