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Gilbert Arenas

CHARGED FOR ILLEGAL FIREWORKS

Faces Jail Time

9/5/2013 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ex-NBA star Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a crime for transporting more than 100 pounds of dangerous fireworks right before the 4th of July ... and could face serious jail time, TMZ has learned. 

We broke the story ... Arenas was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on June 27 for speeding ... and during the bust, cops say they found more than 100 pounds of fireworks.

Arenas was arrested -- and now, we've learned he's been charged with misdemeanor possession of dangerous fireworks without a permit.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... because he had more than 100 pounds of bang bang, he faces up to 1 year in county jail and up to $10,000 in fines.

TMZ cameras were rolling during the bust -- as the LAPD bomb squad (carefully) removed the explosives from Gilbert's Ford truck.

Arenas is due in court for the matter next month. 

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16 COMMENTS

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1.

Jordan    

I bet nothing happens but a fine a Probation? Any Takers.

416 days ago
2.

Santo    

I'd let a small box slide, but 100 POUNDS of explosives? Why do these NBA players think they're all bullet proof when it comes to the law?

416 days ago
3.

NOT ELMO    

he faces up to 1 year in county jail and up to $10,000.00 in fines....................I AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU !

416 days ago
4.

JuanRambo    

He faces time in jail for something so dumb but yet they can't lock up Lindsay Lohan for all the sh*t she's done...

416 days ago
5.

Squatting Thunder    

GUILTY

416 days ago
6.

PurpleRain    

Jail time for fireworks? Meanwhile you can rape and kill. Ok

416 days ago
7.

Knownbutunknown     

I like how you people are reporting this like he is some kind of "terrorist" with "bombs". They were fireworks stupid! Who goes to jail for this? What a screwed up country we live in.

416 days ago
8.

powerfulStuff    

Jail time over some fire works? Ain't nobody got time for that

416 days ago
9.

Turkishchubs    

Thank god they stopped him from setting those fireworks off we were in danger of having fun.

416 days ago
10.

roll3567    

It's so great to hear that crime has become such a minor problem in Cali that ths s all the CHP as to do. Great job guys!

416 days ago
11.

Pudding Tang    

Police State Much

416 days ago
12.

Horndog    

Harvey has been selling illegal fireworks from the trunk of his car for years, yet walks around a free man. Where is the justice?

416 days ago
13.

squeelz    

Seriously over fireworks smh please everyone buys illegal fireworks for the Fourth of July

416 days ago
14.

broncosgodess    

consumer grade fireworks are illegal in Cali?
The stuff the cops were unloading was all very low-grade pyro. Sad

416 days ago

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