A Quebec woman admitted guilt on Wednesday for mailing ricin, a poison naturally present in castor beans, to then-President Donald Trump. For more than two years prior to her, she had been producing ricin in her house.
Pascal Cecil Véronique Ferrier, 55, admitted to sending threatening letters to Trump and several Texas law enforcement officers along with highly toxic substances, according to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on Wednesday.
Ferrier, who holds dual Canadian and French citizenship, had been in custody in Texas for about 10 weeks when he was released in the spring of 2019.
The letter sent to Trump urged him to “give up” and pull out of the 2020 presidential race. She sent the letter from Canada and drove to Buffalo, NY on September 20, 2020.
Ferrier stated that Trump should be shot “in her face” in 2020 as well.
“There is no place for political violence in our country and no excuse to threaten or endanger our public servants,” said Matthew Graves, a U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, in a statement. “We hope this resolution serves as a warning that using our email system to send toxic substances or other threats will jeopardize your freedom for years to come.”
In a letter to Trump, Ferrier called him an “ugly tyrant clown” and wrote:
“If that doesn’t work, I’ll find a better recipe for another poison, or use my gun if you can come.” Enjoy! free rebellious spirit.
U.S. Border Patrol officers stopped her during Ferrier’s trip across the border in September and found her in possession of a loaded firearm, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and other weapons.She is being held in federal detention after being detained.
Ferrier pleaded guilty in two separate criminal trials and pleaded guilty to committing prohibited acts related to biological weapons. One is from the District of Columbia and she is from the Southern District of Texas and later moved to the District of Columbia.
U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani, who heads the Southern District of Texas, expressed dismay at Ferrier’s intentions for his actions in a statement released Wednesday.
“This woman tried unsuccessfully to poison many police officers in our district, yet her actions created fear and stress among many of these dedicated officers,” Hamdani said. Told.
Ferrier said she will be sentenced on April 26th.