Lake Helen police officers and Volusia County deputies descended on a South High Street home and reportedly discovered jars filled with a white crystal powder called triacetone triperoxide – or TATP.
The powder is used by terrorist groups, such as ISIS, to make so-called “Mother of Satan” bombs.
Inside the house, police also found two homemade explosives and bomb-making paraphernalia with explosives residue.
Jared E. Coburn, 37, lived in the home and reportedly told police he was using the powder to make homemade fireworks. He was charged with manufacturing an explosive device — but could face additional charges.
Jared Coburn was arrested after police found Mason jars filled with highly explosive powder used to make “Mother of Satan” bombs.
“It was a shock, it was definitely a shock,” Lake Helen Police Chief Mike Walker said. “I’m glad we had the Sheriff’s department and their bomb team at our disposal, because they were very helpful, and they continue to be.”