Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Selling Toxins To Undercover Agent

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida man faces federal charges after allegedly selling a deadly toxin to an undercover agent.

Jesse William Korff of LaBelle was arrested over the weekend in Florida. He’s charged with smuggling and possessing a toxin — in this case, abrin — for use as a weapon. Abrin is a natural poison found in the seeds of a plant and is similar to ricin.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Korff negotiated over the Internet with the undercover agent in New Jersey.

Korff allegedly received $1,500 over the Internet from the agent and left the toxin hidden in two candles at a rest stop near Fort Myers, Fla. Korff was arrested after the candles were found to contain abrin.

He is scheduled to appear before a magistrate in Florida on Tuesday and later be transferred to New Jersey.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live