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Local health officials issue warning on suspicious seeds

Photo courtesy: Office of the Indiana State Chemist

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Have you received a mysterious package containing seeds? St. Joseph County Department of Health and Purdue University warn local residents to not plant the seeds and to turn them over for proper disposal.

Hundreds of people in both Indiana and Michigan are now reporting receiving mystery seeds in the mail from China that they didn’t order.

St. Joseph County Department of Health stated earlier today that it is currently unknown if these seeds are noxious or an invasive species, but that they “want to protect the Indiana consumer and farmer from any potentially nefarious activity.”

If you are in Indiana you are encouraged to mail or drop off the unopened seeds to 125 S Lafayette Boulevard 2nd floor in South Bend. The seeds will then be sent to the Office of the Indiana State Chemist to be identified.

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