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The Mississippi man charged with making and possessing ricin as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Obama and others is expected in court, reports the Associated Press.

The FBI arrested 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke at his house in Tupelo, Miss., on Saturday. He's charged with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon, and is scheduled to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss.

Tests show the letters were tainted with ricin. They were sent April 8 to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and an 80-year-old Mississippi judge.

The letters forced the mail facility that handles Congressional mail to close for several days, while it searched for other ricin-laced letters; none was found. It also prompted heightened security as the U.S. Capitol.

Dutschke faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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