Man found with explosives appears in court

CREATED May 2, 2013

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WEST BEND - A man from Germantown faces four counts of possessing improvised explosives in his grandmother's home.

According to TODAY’S TMJ4’s Todd Hicks, Bodie Witzlib had a look of confusion on his face when the charges against him were read. He told police he was making fireworks and hoped turn this into a full-fledged business.

Dressed in a red jumpsuit, handcuffed and shackled, Bodie Witzlib faced a judge on charges of possession of improvised explosives.

Police say they discovered around 1,000 small explosives devices known at MD-80s. Witzlib admitted he was making illegal fireworks, but told the judge he was confused at the charges.

The dangerous materials were detonated by specialists in a quarry a couple of miles away.

Witzlib told police he is the owner of a fireworks company, and claims he was in the process of getting a federal license. He remains behind bars at the Washington County Courthouse with a bail set at $25,000.

Todd Hicks contributed to this report.