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UPDATE: Substance found in Conway mailbox tests non-hazardous; police investigating as malicious act

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Police Department, Horry County Fire Rescue and regional hazmat team members of Myrtle Beach Fire responded to Sassafras Lane off Highway 544 in Conway for a possible hazmat situation after a white substance was found in a mailbox Monday afternoon around 5:56 p.m.

HCFR Assistant Fire Chief Justin Gibbins says the substance was tested by the hazmat team and was found to be non-hazardous. The HCPD is investigating the incident as a malicious act.

There was no credible threat that someone was threatening a person and had the means to do that, but they isolated the occupant of home and anyone that had come in contact with that person.

If test had turned up with something dangerous, they would have decontaminated individuals and sent them to the hospital for blood work.

Assistant Chief Gibbins says Sassafras is shutdown, but the neighborhood can be accessed through other points.

Lt. Raul Denis of the HCPD confirmed an unknown, white, powdery substance was found in a mailbox

WMBF News has a crew near the scene on Pepperwood Drive to bring you more information on this story.

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