Iowa sheriff’s office received suspicious packages

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Suspicious packages were found at the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office twice in less than a week.

The Daily Nonpareil reports hazardous materials teams were sent to the office Thursday, May 30 and again Monday, June 3, 2013.

White powder in a clear plastic bag was found inside a manila envelope opened at the office Thursday.  Tests showed the material did not appear to be hazardous, but Sheriff Jeff Danker did not know exactly what was in the package.

When someone sorting mail found another package Monday that felt and looked bulky, the sheriff’s department decided to be cautious and avoid opening the package.  Instead, it was also removed by hazardous materials crews.

Danker expected the second package to be opened and tested by U.S. Postal inspectors.

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