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By Joe Block 

Madison man arrested in Black Earth, tried to purchase poison


November 1, 2018

Jeremy Ryan, of Madison, was arrested by the FBI in Black Earth Wednesday, October 24, for attempting to possess radioactive material with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury. Ryan’s only connection to Black Earth was his shopping there that day.

In March of 2018 Ryan is alleged to have contacted a person he thought was selling a radioactive substance. He was in fact in contact with a covert FBI agent. According to court documents, Ryan sought to buy a lethal radioactive poison.

In court documents, Ryan is said to have asked the following: “How long would it take the pois...

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