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NEW INFO: Powdery Substance On Package, Authorities Investigating

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A Pink Hill woman opens a mailed package with a powdery substance and ends up in the hospital leaving authorities questioning, what's in the powder?

Authorities tell WITN News that Betty Nevis was taken to the hospital Tuesday complaining of headaches and nausea. She's now in good condition.

Lenoir County Emergency Services Director Roger Dail says the package came from a music store from the northern part of the country, one that the woman was expecting. Authorities say it was a pale red powdery substance that spilled from the package.

The woman became sick as she was using bleach to clean up the spill.

The substance has been tested, and those results say it was non-life threatening. Authorities are still trying to identify the substance.

Murphy Road in Pink Hill was shut down for several hours Tuesday afternoon and night while authorities tried to determine what had happened.

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