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Mississippi man arrested in ricin case

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James Everett Dutschke

TUPELO, Mississippi (CNN) — A Mississippi man has been arrested in connection with the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, Tupelo Police Sgt. James Hood said.

This week, FBI agents searched the home and former martial arts studio of James Everett Dutschke of Tupelo, according to his attorney.

On Tuesday, prosecutors dropped charges against another man, Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Mississippi, who was arrested April 17 and accused of sending a threat to the president after letters containing a suspicious powder triggered security scares around Washington.

At a court hearing the day before the charges were dropped, Curtis said he was being framed and identified Dutschke as a potential culprit.

By Vivian Kuo, CNN.