Local Mayor Charged With Buying Illegal Fireworks

District Heights, Maryland Mayor Eddie Martin is being charged with misconduct in office for allegedly buying restricted fireworks for a friend. The state prosecutor’s office says Martin signed a letter on city letterhead in 2017 approving a 50-thousand dollar purchase of Class B and Class C fireworks he claimed would be used for city purposes. Those fireworks can only be purchased by municipalities or with a federal explosive license.