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Texas man accused of trying to sell deadly cyanide

Jeffrey Don Detrixhe Jeffrey Don Detrixhe

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP)   A Texas man has been arrested in southeastern Oklahoma for trying to sell a 25-gallon drum of cyanide to an FBI informant.

Court documents show Jeffrey Don Detrixhe of Higgins, Texas, was arrested Monday afternoon in the Holly Creek area north of Idabel on a complaint of possession or transfer of a chemical weapon.

His first court appearance is scheduled for today. An affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent John Whitworth says agents taped conversations in which Detrixhe told an informant he had enough cyanide to "kill a city.''

He allegedly offered to sell it for $10,000, a thermal imager and a fully automatic Russian-made AK-47 assault rifle. FBI spokesman Mark White in Dallas says some cyanide was found at Detrixhe's home but he wouldn't say how much.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes cyanide as a "rapidly acting, potentially deadly chemical'' which prevents the body from processing oxygen.

It is also used in manufacturing, metallurgy and pest extermination.

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