Wicker says security detail ends tonight

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By Robbie Ward/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Residents of Magnolia Drive will soon see fewer black cars with Washington, D.C. license plates and stoic-faced men in black suits lining the street.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, Republican of Tupelo said during his talk to the Tupelo Kiwanis Club today that his security detail of Capitol police officers will no longer keep tabs on him outside of his Tupelo home or when he travels.
Wicker said the security detail will end tonight.
Security officers have followed Wicker since a poison-laced envelope was mailed to his Senate address in Washington, D.C. Letters were also sent to President Barack Obama and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.
Tupelo resident James Everett Dutschke, 41, remains in jails as he waits to see if a federal grand jury will indict him on charges related to sending the letters with the toxin ricin to elected officials. Before his arrest, authorities arrested and later released a Corinth man related to the case.

Read more about Wicker’s talk Saturday in the NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.