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Illegal fireworks found in home day care

By: KLKN Newsroom

A Lincoln couple is cited after police say they confiscated explosive devices from inside a home that serves as a day care.

Police say 29–year–old Richard Haxton was ticketed for possession of destructive devices and unauthorized possession of explosive materials.

They say it all happened after a Health and Human Services child care inspector found suspicious materials in their home that's also a day care near 21st and Superior on July 2nd.

"The inspector learned that the woman's husband had been making homemade fireworks," Officer Katie Flood said.

Police say the inspector found the tools and supplies in a spare bedroom during a routine visit. Several fire inspectors and a member of the hazardous devices squad were called to remove and investigate the explosives.

"They advised that all were illegal to possess based on the amount of powder inside which was greater than 130 mg," Officer Flood said.

Officials say six kids ranging from six months to five years were at the home day care when the materials were discovered.

The day care is run by Haxton's wife. She has agreed to not run the day care until the investigation is complete.

She and her husband were both cited and released for child neglect. 

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