Monday, March 24, 2014

Suspicious Package Investigated


March 24, 2014

A suspicious package was delivered to a local business man in Bronson today. An envelope containing a clear plastic baggie with an unknown tan/white residue was found inside. No letter accompanied the substance.

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office responded and immediately contacted the Levy County Public Safety Department, who in turn contacted a regional Haz-Mat team. The building was evacuated and the employees were assessed by Levy County EMS.

The Hazardous Material Response Team from the City of Gainesville responded and conducted preliminary testing of the substance. These tests were inconclusive. Further testing to make a positive identification of the substance will be performed by the Florida Department of Health Laboratory in Jacksonville.
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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