Newbury Park Hazmat Incident Turns Out To Be Saccharin

Monday March 23, 2020

     Law enforcement and Ventura County Fire hazmat teams were called to Rockwell Science Center at 1049 Camino Dos Rios in Newbury Park Monday afternoon to a report of a suspicous white granular substance in an envelope.

   The crews spent a couple of hours determining what the substance was and determined it was saccharin, the artifical sweetener.

   It's unclear whether this was an innocent misunderstanding or something having to do with someone wanting to pull off a hoax for whatever the reason.

   The FBI was reportedly investigating.