Emergency crews are at the Carthage Police Department where a suspicious package containing a white powder was taken by a Carthage resident after receiving it in the mail. 

The resident opened the package at their house on Stage Road and then took the package to the Carthage Police Department.  The residence on Stage Road  is also locked down by law enforcement until the substance can be identified. 

We will update the story as we get more information. 

UPDATE: The HazMat team has arrived from Fayetteville and is examining the package.

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~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Local News/Government Reporter Chris Prentice.

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