Last Updated on January 31, 2023
Quebec resident Pascale Cecile Veronique Ferrier, 55, has accepted a plea agreement in which she admitted to sending ricin-laced letters to then-President Trump and a number of Texas officials, court documents revealed. Ferrier admitted to sending letters laced with the deadly poison to both Trump and the Texas officials. She faces up to 262 months in prison when she is sentenced in April.
“Ferrier was detained in the State of Texas for around 10 weeks in the spring of 2019, and she believed that the law enforcement officials were connected to her period of detention,” reads a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. In early September 2020, Ferrier used the Twitter social media service to propose that someone should ‘please shoot [T]rump in the face.'”
The letters included in the envelopes contained threatening language and demanded that Trump “[g]ive up and remove [his] application for this election.”
After Ferrier sent the letters from Canada, she drove across the border to Buffalo, New York. Border Patrol agents found her in possession of a loaded gun and several additional weapons.
According to the DOJ statement, Ferrier pleaded guilty to “prohibitions with respect to biological weapons before the Honorable Dabney L. Friedrich of the US District Court for the District of Columbia,” as well as “eight additional violations of prohibitions with respect to biological weapons in a case brought against her in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and consented to the transfer of that case to the District of Columbia for plea and sentencing.”
Sentencing is set for April 26. Ferrier, who has dual citizenship with Canada and France, faces 262 months in prison if the court accepts her plea agreement.