OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A Kissimmee man pleaded guilty last week to making ricin, a biological toxin, in an attempt to kill his former business partner, according to United States Attorney Roger Handberg.
According to the plea agreement, in Dec. 2021 law enforcement learned that Jones had manufactured ricin intending to use it to kill his former partner and was planning to travel out of state to where his former partner lived.
On Dec. 17, police stopped Jones, who admitted to manufacturing ricin.
Law enforcement found additional tubes containing ricin, along with castor beans, documents pertaining to ricin, and approximately 200 rounds of various types of ammunition in Jones’s residence.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.