- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Bond has been set at $5,000 for a Phoenix woman accused of mailing a powdery substance to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s downtown headquarters in an effort to get her ex-boyfriend in trouble.

Alma De Paz Pacheco didn’t have an attorney at her initial court appearance Monday.

Sheriff’s deputies located the 25-year-old Pacheco early Saturday and she reportedly admitted sending the letter.

The discovery Friday led the sheriff’s office to evacuate a floor of its building.

Preliminary tests show the substance was cornstarch and not a poison or toxic material.



Detectives investigating the case located a man listed on the envelope’s return address. He told them his former girlfriend Pacheco threatened to get him in trouble by mailing cornstarch to police.

Pacheco is being held on suspicion of three felony charges.

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