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U.S. Department of Justice

United States Attorney Richard B. Roper
Northern District of Texas

 

 
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2008
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MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY SIX YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
FOR POSSESSING CYANIDE


AMARILLO, Texas — Jeffrey Don Detrixhe, of Higgins, (Lipscomb County), Texas, who pled guilty in September to one of the three federal felony counts in an indictment stemming from his arrest for possessing sodium cyanide, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson to 70 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. Detrixhe, 38, pled guilty to one count of prohibition against chemical weapons.

On May 13, 2008, Detrixhe was arrested in Oklahoma where he had gone to attend his brother-in-law’s funeral. A search warrant was executed at his property and a barrel was discovered, later determined to contain approximately 62 pounds of sodium cyanide. After being Mirandized, Detrixhe admitted that he possessed the cyanide and had agreed to sell it, through his friend, to “Fat Bob.” Detrixhe further admitted that he knew from his friend that “Fat Bob” was associated with the Aryan Brotherhood and that he had second thoughts about selling it because it would probably be used for a bad purpose. Detrixhe admitted that he knowingly possessed and attempted to transfer the sodium cyanide and at the time he had no peaceful, protective, military or law enforcement purpose for it.

U.S. Attorney Roper praised the investigative efforts of the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christy Drake of the Amarillo, Texas, U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

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