Update: Former Navy Sailor Suspected of Sending Ricin-Laced Packages

| October 3, 2018

mattis ricin crispies

Answering the mail for ChipNASA.

Packages with suspicious substances — at least two of which tested positive for ricin — sent to the Pentagon, White House and Sen. Ted Cruz’s office in Texas this week were part of a coordinated effort by a former Navy sailor, officials told Fox News.

Investigators said one of the envelopes, addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis or the Navy’s top officer, Adm. John Richardson, contained a return address leading them to believe it came from the sailor, whose name has not been disclosed.

Officials say a tip from the White House led the Pentagon to discover the two packages sent to the Pentagon.

Both initially tested positive for ricin but are now in the hands of the FBI for further testing.

The packages never made their way into the Pentagon, but were flagged in a mail delivery building next door on Monday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.

Seems the envelopes contained Ricin seeds, not the refined lethal powder, but still enough to be detected. I think our mystery ‘former sailor’ missed Terror Mailing 101, the part where it’s not considered good practice to include a return address with the surprise package.

The entire article can be viewed Here.

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    Wasn’t me…only thing I learned to make was Crystal Meth. Gotta pay those student loans off early somehow. I use 3 eyed ravens for deliveries anyway.

  2. Hack Stone says:

    Authorities immediately ruled out Dallas Wittgenfeld as a suspect, since they knew he could not afford three postage stamps.

  3. Mason says:

    He put his return address on it? That doesn’t sound right. What kind of a moron would do that? Unless he wants to be caught, which with the media attention this will get might have been his end game.

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, it wasn’t me.

    I’d only send chocolate chip cookies made with extra vanilla and dark brown sugar and they would disappear into the hazmat suits before anyone else got them.

    • Grunt says:

      Oooo. Where do I sign up to be the cookie checker guy??

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      If you have a signif other who can cook, I will post the recipe on TAH in the near future. That way, there will be no possibility of any stale cookies ending up in the trash.

      • Deplorable B Woodman says:

        My wife is an excellent cook. Mrs Deplorable is why I have gained over 20 pounds since retirement. I will be looking forward to your chocolate chip cookie recipe to copy and give to her. Thank you in advance.

    • Bill M says:

      Now that’s a mailing list I wouldn’t mind being on. If you have any extra, you can send them my way Ex.

  5. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:

    Yeah … probably:


    Definatley not:


    Could be:


    Better not be:


    All I know is, it ain’t me!


  6. MCPO NYC USN Ret. says:


  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I got nuthin’ other than wondering if he’s seeking to be the next Bradley Manning?

  8. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The clown is Bernathian-level nuts. Check out what’s on this link about him, including his attempt to extract cyanide from apple seeds using an hydraulic press.

  9. Sparks says:


  10. Sparks says:

    Sends letter with return address on it. Just wow, I mean WOW! One of the first lessons I learned in the military was how to CYA. It wasn’t spoken nor taught to me in any manner. I merely learned by the observation of others to always, COVER YOUR ASS! At all times and for every scenario. I guessed this clown missed Intro To CYA 101.

  11. Claw says:

    Four year E-2 at discharge (like we haven’t ever heard that before)

    Will not add to his notoriety by listing his name, but the official Whiz Wheel™® FBBSDC*(H/T to Hondo) score is 460.

    *Full Blown Bat-Scheiss Drooling Crazy

  12. Devtun says:

    Off topic: A staffer for Rep Sheila Jackson Lee has been arrested, and charged w/ releasing the personal info of Republican Senators.


  13. Could it be that someone else mailed the letter in with the guys return address on it or are they 100% sure that that is the guy that flunked envelope addressing 101. I haven’t been following the story so that’s why I commented that maybe it was another person that mailed it in.

  14. JTB says:

    What a pussy…Also harassed a female veteran online…

  15. IDC SARC says:

    A turd chaser.

    “He was assigned to the combat support ships USS Detroit and USS Supply and his awards include two Navy “E” Ribbons, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.”

    With such an impressive military history, he’s no doubt a thoroughly dangerous man.

    • Mason says:

      Oct ’02, weren’t most still on stop loss? A 4 year E-2 probably doesn’t rate being kept around no matter the national emergency underway.

      Even as highly decorated as he is.

      • AW1Ed says:

        Doubtless he’s improved that rack with a CAR, Purple Heart, and a Sliver Star w/V.

        • devildog 65_85 says:

          [quote] … and a Silver Star w/V. [/quote]

          I was under the impression that the Silver Star didn’t gat a “V” for Valor since it could only be awarded for Valor in Combat.

          Where as the Bronze Star can be a NON-Combat or Combat award depending if it includes the “V” for Valor.

          • AW1Ed says:

            You are correct, dd, the Silver Star is the 3rd highest award for valor, and needs no “V” device. I threw that up to highlight some of the shenanigans past posers have committed.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Waiting for some to accurately describe him as “moderately decorated”.

  16. jonp says:

    I don’t think there is anything called a “ricin seed”. Ricin is made from the beans of Castor.

  17. Hack Stone says:

    Dullass would send a can of Castor Motor Oil.