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Florida man suspected of trying to pay water bill with cocaine

HAZMAT crews responded to a Deltona water utility facility after a man dropped off an envelope with a powdery substance inside. The substance turned out to be cocaine. (WOFL)
HAZMAT crews responded to a Deltona water utility facility after a man dropped off an envelope with a powdery substance inside. The substance turned out to be cocaine. (WOFL)
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Updated: 9/25/2013 6:40 pm
DELTONA, Fla. -- Police in Volusia County are trying to find a man who may have tried to pay for his water bill with cocaine.

They said the man rode up to a Deltona water utility center on his bicycle, walked in and handed the clerk an envelope, then walked out and biked away.

The clerks said they found a powdery substance inside the envelope and called police.

Deputies and fire crews responded. The area was evacuated and HAZMAT crews were called in.

Investigators determined the powdery substance was cocaine and let employees back in, but they weren't able to find the man who left the envelope.

Deputies aren't sure whether the man was trying to pay the water bill with drugs or if he mixed up envelopes.

(Action News affiliate WOFL contributed to this report.)
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FlSunRise87 - 9/26/2013 1:26 PM
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I wonder how upset he was when he saw on the news his payment wasn't accepted.. LMAO!
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