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Ricin letter suspect held without bond

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(WMC-TV) - A judge found probable cause to hold James Everett Dutschke in jail without bond.

Investigators believe Dutschke, 41, sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and a Mississippi judge. He waived his right to a bond hearing in court Thursday.

The Tupelo man's DNA was found on a mask in a trash can outside his martial arts studio. Traces of ricin were also found on the mask. A box for a coffee grinder was also found. The FBI surveillance team says they watched as he threw the items away. He was under surveillance even while former suspect Kevin Curtis was in court.

The initial affidavit says the FBI also found ricin inside Dutschke's martial arts studio. The affidavit also said numerous documents found in his home had printer markings that were similar to ones on the letters.

Investigators allege that Dutschke bought the castor beans in multiple purchases online and used a coffee grinder to make the ricin. That grinder has yet to be located.

He is charged with producing a biological agent.

As mentioned earlier, Dutschke is not the first man arrested in connection with the ricin-laced letters.

A Corinth, Mississippi man was arrested and charged in the case, but those charges were later dropped. The name of his longtime foe came out during that investigation. That is when the FBI turned their focus to Dutschke.

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