Alabama AG's Office Evacuation Linked to Toothpaste

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A county sheriff says a suspicious substance that caused an evacuation of the state attorney general's office in Montgomery turned out to be dried toothpaste.

Reports say, Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman says that an inmate at the Dallas County Jail used toothpaste to seal a previously used envelope and then sent the envelope to the attorney general's office. The envelope contained a letter complaining about the jail.

The sheriff says the toothpaste had dried and turned into powder. The attorney general's office in downtown Montgomery was evacuated Aug. 14th. after the white powdery substance was discovered.

Two tests of the substance determined it was harmless, and the attorney general and his staff returned to work.

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