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CHEEKTOWAGA POLICE SEIZE FIREWORKS WORTH $15,000

Cheektowaga police said they seized 90 cases of fireworks valued at $15,000 in a raid about 5 p.m. Tuesday at a house at 75 Rowley Road.

Raymond Weigand, 49, was charged with unlawful dealing with fireworks and unlawful possession of explosives. He was arrested by Officer Daniel Smith and Detective Dennis Gibbs.

All fireworks were confiscated in a garage attached to the house. A search warrant was signed by Town Justice Thomas Kolbert, Smith said. The arrest followed an undercover investigation in which Smith visited the house as a potential customer and talked with Weigand.

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