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LaBelle teenager arrested by FBI, accused of selling poison

Jesse William Korff

LaBelle teenager arrested by FBI, accused of selling poison

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Jan 21, 2014

MUSE, Fla. - The FBI arrested a 19-year-old man from LaBelle on federal charges out of New Jersey accusing him of selling a poison through an Internet-based marketplace.

Jesse William Korff is accused of posting a listing for the sale of the toxin abrin on a website known as "Black Market Reloaded."  The FBI says he was unaware that the customer who responded was an undercover agent for the Department of Homeland Security.

The criminal complaint charges Korff with one count of possession and transfer of a toxin for use as a weapon and one count of smuggling goods from the United states.

Kroff allegedly ran a lab to manufacture the poison in the rural community of Muse in Glades County.

The FBI says Korff told the buyer about his delivery methods.  He would conceal vials of the poison in a carved-out and re-melted candle and he discussed how much abrin was needed to kill a person.  Korff assured the undercover agent the victim's death would appear to be a bad case of the flu.