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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A man who authorities believe was sickened by the deadly toxin ricin has been arrested on federal charges in Las Vegas.
The FBI says 57-year-old Roger Bergendorff was arrested Wednesday after being released from the hospital where he had been treated since Feb. 14.
He is charged with possession of a biological toxin and two weapons charges stemming from materials authorities say were found in his room at an extended-stay motel several blocks off the Las Vegas Strip.
The three charges carry a possible penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a $750,000 fine.
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