Ohio Judges Receive Threatening Letters with White Powder

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Authorities in Ohio say judges across the state have received threatening letters containing white powder.

Authorities have identified a suspect in the case who has a history of sending threatening letters to judges. Investigators say the suspect currently is imprisoned in southern Ohio.

One of the letters was addressed to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy Margaret Russo. The letter included death threats and claims that it contained fentanyl. FBI special agent Vicki Anderson declined to provide further details about the investigation but says the public has not been in danger.

No charges have been filed, but authorities say the letter was signed by a man sentenced to 33 years in prison in 2012 for robberies. They say he later pleaded guilty to threatening a judge.