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      Local business evacuated after possible explosive found

      Chief Lewis Harris with the Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms to FOX 31 that a worker from Goodwill Donation Center off Philema Road was going through a donation box, and found four sticks labeled dynamite with a timer attached. / Franklin White

      Chief Deputy Lewis Harris with the Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms to FOX 31 that a worker at the Goodwill Donation Center off Philema Road was going through a donation box, and found four sticks labeled dynamite with a timer attached.

      Officers evacuated the entire complex and sent folks across the street.

      They say if you ever find anything like that, call for help.

      Chief Deputy Harris says, "do not touch it, and do not try to explore and see what it is, do not try to analyze it yourself. back away from it and clear anyone else away from it and contact 911 immediately."

      The Lee County Sheriff's Office confirms the object found was a commercial hoax.

      They add it's a felony to possess it or attempt to sell it.

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