This isn’t the first-time local police have had an incident with Ricin to deal with in southern Nevada.
Police found Ricin back in 2008 and the incident also kicked off an expansive investigation. Roger Von Bergendorff called 911 because he had been exposed to Ricin. His organs started to shut down, he slipped into a coma, but survived. The incident also helped lead to change on how to handle discoveries like this.
8 News NOW I-Team reporter Vanessa Murphy has the story.