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FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -
A Fairfield man who was found to have a large quantity of dangerous chemicals in his Bronson Road home pleaded not guilty to more than 100 counts of explosives charges.
Police said 69-year-old Joseph Callahan told them he was making bombs for Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
Callahan was charged with 112 counts of illegal possession of explosives, in addition to illegal bomb manufacturing and six counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
On Tuesday, Callahan appeared in Bridgeport Superior Court where he pleaded not guilty.
Police were first called to Callahan's home Oct. 1 on reports of a burglary. Hazmat crews and the bomb squad spent hours removing hazardous materials, including explosive chemicals and hundreds of gallons of jet fuel, from Callahan's home after it was discovered.
Callahan, who has a background in chemistry, told police all he played with explosives as a hobby, according to The Associated Press.
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