Everett Dutschke walks to a neighbor's house Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Tupelo, Miss., as he waits for federal authorities to finish searching his home in connection with the recent ricin attacks.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed documents that
say the deadly poison ricin was found on items dumped by the suspect
charged in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to President
Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge.
An FBI affidavit
made public Tuesday says that on April 22, James Everett Dutschke
removed several items from his former martial arts studio in Tupelo,
The affidavit says tests indicated that items, including a
dust mask, recovered from a trash can down the street from the studio
tested positive for ricin.
The affidavit also says trace amounts of ricin were found in the studio, and that Dutschke bought castor beans on the Internet.
Castor beans are used to make ricin.