Drug dealer had built an improvised bomb in his home
A drug dealer has been convicted of building a home-made bomb.
The improvised explosive device (IED), along with pyrotechnic fuses and components, was discovered by police at Vladimir Madle's home in June.
The 42-year-old, from, Westgate End, Wakefield, was convicted on Thursday of manufacturing drugs and explosives following a week-long trial at Leeds Crown Court. The offences were not terror-related.
He will be sentenced on 20 February.
A search of his house revealed the IED, fuses and other elements, plus small packages containing various chemicals.
Madle pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon, producing a Class A drug and five offences of possessing an explosive substance in suspicious circumstances.
He was found guilty of possessing a Class A drug with intention to supply, producing a Class A drug, and four offences of possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury.
Det Ch Supt Martin Snowden, head of the counter-terrorism unit, said: "While this was not a terrorism investigation there was still a very real risk to public safety."