Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 5:53 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 5:09 PM EDT
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Wallingford man facing bomb making charges made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
It comes after police say he set off a homemade bomb in the woods near his home Monday afternoon.
When Wallingford Police went to the home of 23-year-old Nicholas Disanti, they discovered a pounds of gun powder and a whole lot more.
Disanti was mostly silent as he stood for his arraignment in a Meriden courtroom. He is facing serious charges, stemming from the discovery that he was in possession of bomb making materials.
Monday, Wallingford Police were called to the area around 32 Cardinal Drive. In a wooded area behind a home, police found Disanti, who at first said he was collecting cans.
According to police, surrounding Disanti were several burned trees, a pit containing burned remains of a cooler, and a strong odor of gasoline.
Disanti said he used an M-80 and gasoline to blow it up. Police then went to his home on Field Drive where they talked with his grandmother, who gave consent to search the home.
Police found a cache of weapons, including more than 400 knives and dozens of "brass knuckles." Sixteen pounds of gunpowder and pipe bomb with pre-drilled holes were also confiscated.
Disanti posted a $150,000 dollar and is due back in court next month.