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No charges in Williston suspicious package incident

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Police say that no one will be charged for this incident.

Investigators had been searching for the person who sent an envelope with a white powdery substance to a Vermont Health Connect office.

The building on Hurricane Lane in Williston was evacuated around noon Friday, after police said someone opened a piece of mail with the suspicious powder.

Police said it was addressed to the Vermont Department of Health Access, that's the department overseeing the controversial Vermont Health Connect insurance program.

State Hazmat checked out the powder and determined it was not dangerous. Investigators say it looked like powdered milk or a starch-like substance.

Police tell us that investigators have determined that it was not sent intentionally. So, there will not be any criminal charges.

"The building was evacuated. The State Hazmat team was called and responded as well. Vermont State Police were assisting as well," said Sgt. Brian Claffy from the Williston Police Dept.

Williston Police say, the powder was from a generic prescription medication. They say, the man was from Burlington and had the paperwork in his pocket with his medicine and that's how it got on there.

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