Letter laced with fentanyl sent to Fulton elections office, officials say

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has learned that a letter laced with fentanyl has been sent to the Fulton County Elections Office.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger confirmed that there were reports of suspicious letters sent to election offices in multiple states and confirmed Fulton County was targeted.

Officials told Channel 2′s Justin Gray that the letter was laced with fentanyl and that officials are trying to intercept it before it arrives.

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“We’re working with our state and federal partners to determine if any additional Georgia officials are being targeted. Domestic terrorists will not trample on our right to free and fair elections. Election officials should be free from fear and intimidation, which is why I’ve called on the General Assembly to increase penalties for election interference. We will work tirelessly to ensure that Georgia elections remain free, fair, and secure,” Raffensperger said.

A spokesperson with the Department of Justice said, “We are aware of the reports and the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service are investigating this matter. We have no further comment at this time.”

Sources tell Channel 2 Action News they believe the same person sent letters to ballot counting centers in Georgia, Oregon, California, and Washington.


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