Cops in Midland, Texas recently destroyed about 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks over the course of three-and-a-half days.

This was done during the day because it was not meant to be a fireworks show. The fireworks also could not be donated since their destruction was court-ordered.

MPD's bomb squad recently assisted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the disposal of approximately 20,000 pounds of seized fireworks over the course of three and a half days in Glasscock County. Odessa, Lubbock, and Amarillo's bomb squads were also there to assist. The fireworks were seized through a large case worked by the ATF. The opportunity and training received on this disposal was incredibly helpful for our local bomb technicians.