AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Auburn police are conducting an investigation involving a resident who allegedly had destructive devices and is now under arrest.

Wednesday night Auburn police continued their investigation at a home along Jones street, where the entire block is closed off with police tape. The public is urged to stay away from the scene. Residents who live in the area tell WRBL they have been evacuated from their homes.

Law enforcement tells WRBL the investigation is related to the Wednesday, Dec. 7th arrest of 30-year-old Quintevis Jacquez Phillips on allegations he possessed, transported, or distributed a destructive device. He is behind bars at the Lee County Detention Facility. WRBL is waiting for Auburn police to share what type of device was allegedly located and how many were located.

Light towers, evidence tent and multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene outside the home.

According to the Alabama Criminal Code 13A-10-193 :  (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, transport, or receive or attempt to possess, transport, or receive a destructive device, explosive, or bacteriological or biological weapon with the knowledge or intent that it shall be used to kill or injure an individual or to destroy a public building. A person convicted of a violation of this subsection shall be guilty of a Class A felony.

WRBL is on scene and will update you with information as soon as Auburn police share more details.