- Associated Press - Monday, August 14, 2017

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) - A Maine man digging up his backyard has uncovered what appeared to be a sort of time capsule - containing old syringes, containers with white powder inside and an Oct. 2, 1955, edition of the Boston Sunday Globe.

Winthrop resident Randy Hooper was digging a hole for a blueberry plant when he uncovered the metal container that housed the items. The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2uV71p9 ) Hooper opened the container a few days later - finding the old newspaper alongside syringes, needles and the containers of white powder labeled “1/8 Ounce Sulphate of Morphine Poison: Manufactured By Rosengarten & Sons, Philadelphia.”

Hooper contacted Winthrop police, who took the items. Officials did not respond to a request for more information.

Hooper says he’s not sure who may have buried the container.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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