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Miramar Woman Received Envelope With White Powder: Authorities

She found a powdery, creamy substance inside and had a bit of a panic attack

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    Miramar Police said they are investigating after a woman received an envelope containing white powder. Postal inspector Ivan Ramirez spoke about the incident in Miramar's Silver Isles neighborhood. (Published Friday, Jul 5, 2013)

    Miramar Police said they are investigating after a woman received an envelope containing white powder.

    A Sunrise Hazmat team responded to 3051 SW 163rd Ave. in Miramar’s Silver Isles neighborhood Friday evening, authorities said.

    A piece of mail delivered to the home was addressed to a doctor who lives there. His wife, who is also in the medical field, opened it and found a powdery, creamy substance inside, postal inspector Ivan Ramirez said.

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    It turned out that nothing inside was hazardous, but the woman was scared and had a bit of a panic attack, according to Ramirez.

    "Mailing, even if it's a hoax device, is a crime. It is a federal crime, it does carry some stiff penalties," he said. "You don't have to actually be successful in causing any real particular damage or harm to anyone."

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    The addresses on the letter were typed, he said.

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