- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for possessing the deadly poison ricin.

Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Allen Smith of Oshkosh pleaded guilty in March. He admitted growing castor beans and extracting ricin from them. A count of developing a toxin for use as a weapon was dropped in a plea agreement.

Smith was arrested and charged in November after two professors became concerned over what they said were his questions about producing ricin.

According to the criminal complaint, WLUK-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1BI78XD ), Oshkosh police and the Wisconsin National Guard found 1½ grams of ricin in Smith’s apartment near campus on Halloween.


Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com



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