Militia Plot Trial Date Set for Feb. 2013

The two remaining Northeast Georgia men charged in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. government are scheduled to go to trial early next year.

According to a document filed in U.S. District Court in Gainesville Wednesday, Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams, both of Toccoa, are scheduled to go to trial in federal court in Gainesville on Monday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story is set to preside over the trial.

Adams and Crump are charged with conspiring to possess and produce the biological toxin ricin and attempted production of ricin. The government has accused the men of planning attacks against U.S. government officials and facilities.

In April, two other men charged in connection with the case, Dan Roberts of Toccoa and Frederick Thomas of Cleveland, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer. They were each sentenced to five years in federal prison back in August.