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Fairfield man charged for having explosives in home

Marcus Solis reports from Fairfield.
October 8, 2013 3:46:09 AM PDT
A Fairfield man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

Police said Monday that 69-year-old Joseph Callahan faces charges including 11 counts of illegal possession of explosives and one count of manufacturing bombs. They said the materials found in Callahan's home needed to be removed for public safety.

Police responded to the home Oct. 1 after he reported a burglary. Callahan's attorney, Richard Meehan, said his client seemed disoriented due to psychiatric issues and police discovered the materials in a subsequent search.

Meehan said his client is a chemist and most of what he had was legal, though he may have had too much of some things. Meehan said Callahan agreed to pay to remove whatever he can't have.

A conditional promise to appear in court Oct. 16 was issued in lieu of bond.


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