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Gilbert Arenas

Busted for Illegal Fireworks

(Lots and Lots of Fireworks)

6/27/2013 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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  Arenas was booked for misdemeanor possession, and has been released without bail. We're told there were 100 POUNDS of fireworks in the truck.

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Ex-NBA star Gilbert Arenas' 4th of July is gonna suck -- 'cause he got nailed by cops early this morning for illegal fireworks -- A TON OF ILLEGAL FIREWORKS -- as in a full truckload of 'em ... TMZ  has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Arenas was pulled over by California Highway Patrol around 2:30 AM in Los Angeles for speeding in a Ford pickup -- but officers immediately saw that the truck was filled with fireworks ... sitting in plain sight in the bed and cab of the truck.

We're told Arenas was arrested and will be booked for possession of illegal fireworks, and cited for speeding -- he was allegedly doing 80 mph -- and driving without a license.

It's unclear exactly how much fireworks were in the truck, but it was enough that the LAPD bomb squad was called to handle the illegal booty.

Our camera guy counted around 20 boxes being unloaded ... very carefully.

Arenas -- whose last NBA team was the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2011-12 season -- was infamously busted for gun possession when he brandished a loaded pistol in his Washington Wizards locker room back in 2010.

Dude has trouble with things that go boom.

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1.

Dom The Mover    

who?

302 days ago
2.

AxlRose    

who cares...

302 days ago
3.

laffnbear    

Why can't this celebs who are knowingly breaking the law drive more carefully?
Speeding with a truckload of illegal fireworks and speeding?
Just yelling to be stopped.
This lunkhead deserves all he gets.

302 days ago
4.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Move along... just a typical rapper getting screwed by the LAPD... another black on black incident... nothing to see here...

302 days ago
5.

madman-stephan    

Let me know when he blows himself. Up, that is.....

302 days ago
6.

CaliWriter    

HAHAHAHA!!!!! He needs to move to Indiana where there is a fireworks shop on every damn corner and after moving from California where I could never touch a firework I am going to take full advantage of a sparkler this 4th :) I Phhffttttt at California LOL

302 days ago
7.

static    

I'm glad the LAPD has solved and prevented all the violent crimes and robberies so they can concentrate on bullcrap like that.

302 days ago
8.

MikeBenvito    

Funny how LA takes "illegal fireworks" seriously that every 14 year old kid has but doesn't care about DUI "celebs"

302 days ago
9.

Passthepeas    

1. Driving without a license. Check.
2. Speeding. Check.
3. Illegal fireworks. Check.
But hey, Imma do what Imma do. I'm a grown man. Laws are for chumps.
C'mon now! The man always has his shoe on our neck.

302 days ago
10.

Jomica Man    

Gilbert Arenas(aka, Agent Zero) which in reality represents the amount of intellectual neurons in his brain. This guy will make future news for his lack brain power that drives common sense. He is one habitual dumb a$$ and can't break the cycle.

302 days ago
11.

Max    

The bomb squad was called out? For fireworks? Come on CHP's that was overreacting.

302 days ago
12.

She's baaaack    

Entitled mo'fo

302 days ago
13.

IN MY OPINION    

DUMB DU-DU-DU-DUMB

302 days ago
14.

Ace    

All Gilbert has to do is claim the cop called him the "N" word and all charges will be dropped.

302 days ago
15.

IN MY OPINION    

I guess the wedding is being postponed AGAIN...poor Laura

302 days ago
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