Mississippi Man Faces Federal Charges for Ricin-laced Letters

Mississippi Man Faces Federal Charges for Ricin-laced Letters

James Everett Dutschke is expected to appear in court on Monday for federal charges involving Ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, Mississippi State Senator Roger Wicker and others.
Memphis, TN (abc24.com)

James Everett Dutschke is charged with knowingly developing, producing, stockpiling, transferring, acquiring, retaining and possessing a biological agent, toxin and delivery system for use as a weapon. 

Tupelo police confirmed to abc24 that James Everett Dutschke was arrested just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning at his home. Special Agents with the FBI made the arrest.

Dutschke was being investigated over Ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama, Mississippi State Senator Roger Wicker, and others.

If convicted on this charge, Dutschke faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years of supervised release.

Dutschke's lawyer released a statement saying, "It is my understanding that the authorities have confirmed Mr. Dutschke's arrest. We have no comment at this time."

Dutschke is expected to appear in the United States District Court in Oxford, Mississippi on Monday, April 29th 2013.

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