SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A 66-year-old Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to being in possession of materials used to make bombs.
Baylor Eldric Maggenti was charged with one felony count each of intent to unlawfully make a destructive device, possession of a short-barreled shotgun and possession of an assault weapon.
Police arrested the suspect after they received a tip he had explosive materials at a home in a commercial business park on Whittier Avenue.
Authorities found gun powder, fuses and other material used to make improvised explosive devices at Maggenti’s residence, according to Lt. Paul Dondero of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
No completed bombs were found.
In addition, 34 weapons were seized, which included some handguns and rifles that were semi-automatic or collectible.
Maggenti, who was jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail, faces more than five years in prison if convicted of the charges.
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