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Woman receives white powdery substance through mail near McHenry

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:18 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:24 a.m. CDT

McHENRY – A woman on Monday received a package with a white powdery substance in it  through the mail, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District said in a news release.

When firefighters arrived to 2216 N. Ringwood Road in unincorporated McHenry County near McHenry, they found a 1-foot cubic box inside of a clear plastic bag, that was inside of a reusable shopping bag.

According to the news release, the woman called 911 after she discovered the substance that was encased in plastic bags. The bags had not been opened.

Firefighters sealed the entire package, the news release said.

The incident is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Postal Service.

- Northwest Herald

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