District Attorney’s Office receives envelope full of powder from prison inmate

When the mail arrived at the Wayne County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday (8/16), one of the secretaries began opening an envelope, sent by an inmate from the Marcy Correctional Facility in Marcy, NY.

A white powder fell out of the envelope and the secretary smelled the contents. Also in the envelope was a short letter addressed to Rick Healy, the former Wayne County District Attorney and current Wayne County Judge. The crude letter read: co D.A. Rick Healy

“if u reading this than its OFFICAL that your time is limited. U-probably wondering whatz that powdery substance out once its exposed 2 air, U- have a very short amount of time left. Your Office/building actually was my choice B/C friendz of mines wanted 2 just murder -U- leaving from your gym where I hear -U- pretty good on the treadmill. But why just ·u· when I can get everybody in your immediate area. L.O.L w/just a gram of Anthrax.

Yours Truly

-Signature unreadable-

The envelope was labeled from Marcy Correctional Facility, Marcy, NY. 13403-3600–NAME: Willie J. Freeman

Within moments the letter and envelope garnered much attention. Current DA. Christopher Bokelman, put the envelope inside of a larger envelope and Court Security Supervisor Dawn Pisciotti was called. Pisciotti went upstairs to the DA’s Office and placed the envelope in a large Ziploc bag, then brought the bag down stairs and notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Wayne County Fire Coordinator Richard Bond and Deputy Coordinator Tom Roder, along with Emergency Coordinator George Bastedo, responded to the scene. Debra Trickey and Jeffrey Harloff from the Ontario County Hazmat team were called and responded. It was determined the substance was talcum powder. The powder and envelope taken into evidence.

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