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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick


Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Suspicious Substance Found in a Letter Received

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred this afternoon at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton. 

 At approximately 1:15 pm a letter was received at the DuPage County Circuit Clerk’s Office.   An employee opened a letter to find an unknown substance enclosed along with the correspondence. The clerk notified Deputies assigned to the Courthouse, who then secured the Clerk’s Office and notified the Wheaton Fire Department to respond. 

With the assistance of DuPage County Sheriff’s HAZMAT personnel, Wheaton Fire Department and FBI Chicago all preliminary tests indicate that the powdery substance is not harmful.  

The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be made when information becomes available.