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Indictment Handed Up Against Canadian Woman In Valley Ricin Letters Case

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A Canadian woman accused of mailing ricin-laced envelopes to two law enforcement officials in the Rio Grande Valley has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Brownsville. 53-year-old Pascale Ferrier is charged with several biological weapons counts and for making threats via interstate commerce.

In mid-September, Ferrier is alleged to have sent envelopes containing the toxin ricin to Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, the Hidalgo County jail, and Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez. Ferrier had been arrested by Mission police in March of last year on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and was jailed for a time before she was deported to Quebec.

Ferrier is currently in federal custody in Washington D.C. on similar charges. She is believed to have also mailed a ricin letter to the White House addressed to President Trump.

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