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Layman Arrested for Obstruction

The Ponca City Police Department reports that Danielle Dana Layman, 37, was arrested last Thursday on a complaint of obstruction.

Officers were assisting a state agency in getting her daughter when Layman was arrested. She faces a trial tomorrow in Municipal Court on the obstruction charge.

Layman was arrested June 30, accused of engaging an individual to travel to Israel for the purpose of administering ricin to  her former husband. Ricin is a poison created from castor beans.

The witness, a process server from Oklahoma City was asked to participate in the scheme and was given a packet of ricin, along with codes and instructions.

The FBI conducted a search of Layman’s home in Ponca City on July 3.

In July, Layman waived her preliminary hearing and was released from federal custody on house arrest.

A Federal Grand Jury sitting in Oklahoma City returned an indictment in the murder-for-hire case earlier this month.