Students receives anthrax scare from textbook

A student at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, ordered a textbook for a class on terrorism from Amazon.com and received a scare when a bag containing a white substance fell out.

Sophia Stockton had ordered the book, “Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives and Issues,” and was flipping through it when a clear plastic bag with a white substance inside fell out, NCN reports.

“I was just flipping through the book and it kind of just fell out,” Stockton, said, according to KCTV-5. “My little brother was there and he said, ‘Wow, that’s creepy.'”

Stockton feared that the powder might be anthrax and took the book and its contents to the police department in Gardner, Kan.

“It was white powder,” Stockton said, according to KCTV-5. “It fell out of the page that was talking about [terrorists] sending bombs through the mail. I was a little nervous.”

According to WPTV, the police investigated the powder and determined that it was approximately $400 worth of cocaine.

“He put some gloves on and put it in a plastic bag, he took it back to test it and like 10 minutes later he came back and said, ‘Did you happen to order some cocaine with your text book?’ I was like ‘No…,'” Stockton said, according to KCTV-5.

The police are still investigating the origin of the package.

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