Hazmat crews send powder found at Tulsa County Jail to Okla. City

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 6/27/2013 10:11 am Published: 6/26/2013 2:06 pm

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reported that it could take up to five days to have conclusive information on a white powdery substance.

Hazmat crews bagged powder found in a letter sent to an inmate at the Tulsa County Jail and sent it to Oklahoma City for testing.The mail area where the powder was found is also locked down as a precaution until tests determine the powder type.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said that at 9:30 on Wednesday evening it received information that the substance tested negative for any biological chemicals. Additional tests are being run to determine what the powdery substance is.

Major Shannon Clark with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said that all staff that came into contact with the powder and any affected have been properly decontaminated and released by the Tulsa Fire Department.

The investigation into where the letter orginated from will continue.

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