‘Powdery substance’ in package at Florence apartment is cooking ingredient

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – Emergency management workers have identified the powdery substance discovered in a package received at a Florence apartment Friday afternoon as a popular cooking ingredient.

Florence County Emergency Management Public Information Officer Andrew Golden confirms the powdery substance found in a package at Patriot Place Apartments in Florence is onion powder. Unsure if the material was dangerous, officials called in a hazmat team to test the substance early Friday afternoon.

Patriot Place Apartments are located at 4711 Patriot Lane in Florence.
Patriot Place Apartments are located at 4711 Patriot Lane in Florence.

Patriot Place Apartments are located at 4711 Patriot Lane in Florence. It is not known to which apartment the package was delivered.

Florence County Sheriff’s Office also responded to investigate the package.

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