Known criminal Brady Veselka running a Meth lab found in Middle River

A Middle River man has been charged in Marshall County District Court after a methamphetamine lab was found in his home Wednesday, May 10. His home is located 300 feet from a park. Brady Ray Veselka, 31, has been charged with felony

Brady Ray Veselka, 31, has been charged with felony first-degree manufacture of meth. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23.

The charge stems from a search warrant executed at Veselka’s home, 315 Hill Ave. The Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant at about 2 p.m. May 10, according to the complaint. Veselka allegedly possessed plastic baggies of suspected meth when he was arrested.

Law enforcement found a baggie containing other baggies and a white crystalline substance. They also found a pill bottle containing baggies of meth. Meth was also found on some equipment in the home. Items used in the manufacture of meth were found in a backpack and a cooler, including muriatic acid. They also found lye, plastic gas cans, Coleman camp fuel, rubber tubing and cold medicine tablets. Numerous hypodermic needles were found as well. Some were empty while others contained liquid.

A .357-caliber bullet and brass knuckles were discovered in the home. The complaint indicated that Veselka is prohibited from possessing such items due to a 2012 conviction for gross misdemeanor possession of a pistol/assault weapon and a 2015 conviction for felony possession of a pistol/assault weapon while in felony possession of a controlled substance crime.