San Francisco man receives 30 month sentence in toxin case

Apr 13, 2016 7:36 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has sentenced a San Francisco man accused of possessing deadly toxins and bomb-making material to 2 and ½ years in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria issued the sentence against 44-year-old Ryan Chamberlain Wednesday after Chamberlain pleaded guilty to one count of unregistered possession of a biological agent or toxin and one count of possessing a firearm with the serial number removed.

Chamberlain led the FBI on a three-day manhunt in 2014 after investigators said they found ingredients to make a bomb, a .22 caliber handgun without a serial number and the toxin abrin at his apartment.

Chamberlain told the judge before sentencing he was depressed and suicidal, and there was never a threat to the community.

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