Also determined nonpoisonous

More suspicious powder found at Hwy. 34 business

by Wes Mayer

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The Bank of Georgia on Georgia Highway 34 East.

In the second incident in a week, a suspicious amount of white powder was found Wednesday in some trash at a business just off Highway 34 East, but Coweta authorities do not think it is dangerous.

Before noon, Coweta County authorities responded to the Bank of Georgia off Highway 34 near Holz Parkway in reference to more unidentified white powder found in some trash outside, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The substance appeared to have been rained on overnight.

The substance was not considered threatening, Yarbrough said, and it did not come from a note or letter, but authorities sent it to a Georgia Department of Public Health lab in Atlanta anyway. Yarbrough said the substance is not on the “fast track” to be identified.

On Monday, authorities responded to My Rent Source Property Management on 1933 East Highway 34 in reference to an unidentified white, powdery substance found in an envelope. Seven employees of the business were put through decontamination by emergency responders and one was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital for evaluation.

The substance was rushed to the Georgia Department of Public Health lab in Atlanta and was determined to be a non-toxic substance and not a threat. According to Yarbrough, it may take the lab until the end of the week to completely identify the powdery substance.



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