Authorities used search warrants to look for more fireworks in their homes, said Samardzich. None were found, he said. Officials from the San Bernardino County sheriff’s and fire departments went to Nevada and watched the group purchasing the fireworks and then surreptitiously changing vehicles throughout Sunday afternoon, he said. Alhambra and Pasadena officials were called after a vehicle license check showed the red Nissan Altima and Ford pickup truck were registered in the Alhambra area, according to Samardzich, who was among those who stopped the group around 3 a.m. The U-Haul had been rented in Alhambra, according to Kabala. “The trailer was stuffed with bottle rockets and tube launchers,” Samarzich said. “The car also was loaded with a numerous boxes of fireworks.” All fireworks are illegal in California with the exception of “safe and sane” varieties allowed in some cities. Every year authorities remain on high alert for illegal transport of fireworks from Pahrump, Nev., he said. “There are warehouses filled with fireworks that exist solely because it is close to the California border,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALHAMBRA – Authorities with a search warrant Tuesday found methamphetamine in the home of a man arrested with four others on suspicion of felony possession of 4,000 pounds of Nevada-purchased fireworks in Barstow early Monday morning, according to fire officials. David Garcia, 27, of South Pasadena was arrested at his girlfriend’s apartment in the 500 block of South Electric Avenue, said Alhambra fire Deputy Chief John Kabala. “It was a small amount most likely for personal use,” Kabala said. Garcia was arrested early Monday on Interstate 15 at the Lenwood exit in Barstow along with Jason Yamasaki, 27, of Monterey Park; Suzan Garcia, 21, of Alhambra; and Dolly Martinez, 31, of Rosemead after investigators discovered fireworks loaded into a single-axle U-Haul trailer towed by the group, said Pasadena fire Investigator Jon Samardzich.