Ricin Letter Sent To U.S. Senator Roger Wicker Postmarked Memphis,TN
I've long made jokes about big stories always coming back to Memphis. This story, regarding a ricin-laced letter sent to a US Senator, was no exception. Sen. Roger Wicker of MS was the intended target. Officials say the letter was postmarked Memphis. I was working a couple of unrelated stories when I got the call to pursue this one. Fortunately, NBC shot the mail facility in DC and Wicker's office. I got a phone interview with US Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis (after he responded to a direct message on Twitter).