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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