Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are working with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office to detonate 50 pounds of explosives found earlier today.
A person found the explosives in a shed behind a residence at 250 Ebenezer Church Road.
They called the Sheriff's Office, who then requested the assistance of SJAFB EOD.
Tech Sgt. Derek Horn said the explosives were less volatile than dynamite and are binary ditch explosives used to blow up beaver dams and clear fields.
Once the explosives were carried out of the shed, they were taken to a gun range off of Old Mount Olive Highway.
The EOD team is now working to safely detonate the ditch explosives at the end of a path behind the range.