- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Police say the suspicious powder found in an envelope at a downtown Billings office building was cocaine.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1p4bH9b) that a police news release says a machine opened an envelope in the mail office’s mail room and white powder fell out, prompting an evacuation of the building.

Officials quarantined 43 people who worked in the fourth floor offices of Kampgrounds of America while a hazardous materials team worked to identify the powder. The two workers who found the powder remained in the mailroom.

The other floors of the building were not evacuated, but the ventilation system was disabled.

A similar situation occurred at the Billings Wells Fargo Operations Center in January, when mailroom employees found a white material on their sorting table. Testing identified it as cocaine.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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