US attorney: Brownsville man sentenced for making, selling explosive material

A Brownsville man who pleaded guilty to making and selling explosive materials was sentenced in federal court, Tuesday.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 58-year-old Kenneth Ray Miller was sentenced to almost two years (22 months) in prison.

Miller pleaded guilty to manufacturing and dealing explosive materials in September.

US attorney: Brownsville man pleads guilty to making and selling explosive material

From 2013 to March 3, 2020, Miller manufactured and sold smoke generating devices containing electric igniters and a chlorate explosive mixture to customers across the country, according to the guilty plea and documents filed with the court.

Miller did not have a license, permit, exemption or other authorization from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to possess or use the devices.

In addition to the prison time, Miller will have to serve three years of supervised release.