Chief Michael B. Mansfield
32 North Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Andover Fire Rescue Responds to Business after Suspicious Substance is Found
White Powder Believed to be Fentanyl or Other Drugs
ANDOVER — Fire Rescue Chief Michael Mansfield reports that Andover Fire Rescue responded to a local business after workers found an unknown white powdery substance.
Firefighters responded to Vicor Corporation, located at 400 Federal St. at approximately 2:30 p.m. Employees found a small package on a floor inside the business. The package contained white powder, and the decision was made to call Fire Rescue.
Andover Fire Rescue requested the Department of Fire Services District 6 Hazardous Materials Team to respond to the business because of the specialized training and equipment that these teams bring to bear on these kinds of incidents.
Crews arrived on scene, took custody of the package, secure it, and took it to an off-site testing location. The powder is believed to be Fentanyl or a similar substance.
No one was injured, and the incident is under investigtion.