ST. PAUL, Minn. (WXOW) - A rural Brownsville man is convicted on a federal charge of making and selling explosives.
In U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Tuesday, Kenneth Ray Miller, 58, pleaded guilty to a charge of Manufacturing and Dealing explosive materials.
The charge dates back to 2019 when an article in Popular Science magazine about Miller making pyrotechnics at his Brownsville home led to a search in June 2019 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Houston County Sheriff's Office along with other state and federal agencies.
As a convicted felon, federal prosecutors said Miller was prohibited from possessing or selling explosive material.
He was charged in March in federal court.
In a statement from the Department of Justice, Miller's guilty plea in documents filed with the court stated that from 2013 until 2020, he made and sold devices that he didn't have a license for or authorization from the ATF to possess the explosive materials.
A sentencing date for Miller wasn't set by the court.