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By Megan Miller
Posted 02.29.2008 at 7:43 pm 4 Comments
When a pile of castor beans and a couple of vials of white powder turned up on Thursday in a room at the Extended Stay America Hotel near the Las Vegas strip, authorities went into panic mode, calling in police, Homeland Security and FBI agents to investigate.
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