A Bethany woman has been charged with making a terrorist threat after she allegedly delivered a threatening letter filled with white powder to herself.

On Oct. 15, an envelope addressed to Ciji McQuinn arrived at the Community Action Partnership — Cameron Head Start in Cameron, Missouri. The envelope allegedly said “CG open only” on the back and contained a white, powdery substance and a letter that said, “You better watch your back.”

The letter was placed in a separate room, and employees were instructed to stay away from that section of the building. According to court documents, McQuinn called the police to report the suspicious letter but told them she did not want to pursue charges.

After McQuinn was told that there was video evidence of her delivering the envelope, she allegedly confessed to her manager that she had left it.

Court documents allege that the woman said she had delivered the note in order to frighten the Community Action Partnership, which includes the St. Joseph, Cameron and Plattsburg offices. The report notes that McQuinn is unemployed and not a local of Clinton County where the alleged crimes occurred.

McQuinn has been charged with first-degree terrorist threat and making a false report. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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