Published: Apr 26, 2013 10:23 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 26, 2013 1:14 PM EDT

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- A Hazmat team responded to a suspicious package delivered to a residence off of Highway 17, just south of Arcadia, this morning.

A white powdery substance was discovered inside the package.

The four residents of the SW Waters Street home are safe, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office.

The Charlotte County Hazmat team decontaminated the space inside the home where the package was.

Some of the field tests conducted so far have come back inconclusive, so the samples will go to the Department of Health in Tampa for further testing.

The homeowner told authorities she had a relative ship Borax paste from Mexico. Deputies said the paste could have dried out in transit and turned to powder.

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