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NorthPark Scare Reminds Us 'Suspicious White Powder' is Sometimes Just Cocaine

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Recent anthrax scares at preschools, synagogues, government offices, and just about anywhere else the U.S. Postal Service will deliver a white powder-filled envelope, not to mention the panting media coverage, has people on edge, calling in the cavalry at the sight of powdered sugar. Or blow.

Dallas Fire Rescue's Haz-Mat team was called out last night to a pile of white powder found just in front of the ticket counter at the AMC Theatre. Officials determined, after rigorous testing, that the substance was cocaine.

Which raises two questions. One, if your intention was to freak people out, don't you know that baking soda's cheaper? And two, what movie did you decide would go better with cocaine? Battleship? The Avengers? No, that can't be right. Ah, there's the one.

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