Report: Ex-Wizard Gilbert Arenas arrested with illegal fireworks

Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards handles the ball during a game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 19, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UPDATE – Thursday – 6/27/2013, 12:00 p.m. ET

TMZ reports Arenas was booked for a misdemeanor and released on bail. The site says there reportedly were 100 pounds of fireworks in the truck.

EARLIER – Thursday – 6/27/2013, 10:31 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON – Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas was arrested early Thursday after driving with a truck full of fireworks, according to TMZ.

The celebrity news site says Arenas was pulled over for speeding in a Ford pickup truck at about 2:30 a.m. in Los Angeles, and had fireworks in the bed and cab of the truck.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s bomb squad reportedly was called to the scene, and TMZ says a cameraman counted about 20 boxes being unloaded from the vehicle.

TMZ says Arenas will be booked for possessing illegal fireworks and cited for speeding and driving without a license.

In 2010, Arenas was sentenced to probation and 30 days in a halfway house after bringing guns into the Wizards’ locker room at Verizon Center.

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