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Lee Co. law enforcers search for person who dropped off toy bomb

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Lee County law enforcers say the suspicious device they found at the Goodwill Donation Center on Sunday was a fake, or toy bomb.

A Goodwill worker found the toy bomb while sorting through donations at the center on Philema Road next to Mike's Country Store.

She called 911, and the Lee County Sheriff's office responded, and called in the GBI Bomb Squad from Cairo.

"These devices were made several years ago and if people are still in possession of them they need to dispose of them or contact a law enforcement agency so we can dispose of it. If anyone tries to sell this type of device, they can be charged, it is against the law," says Major Keith Houston with the Lee County Sheriff's office.

Major Houston says they don't believe Goodwill was a target, but they are looking for the person who dropped off the donation.

They don't know at this time if any charges will be filed.

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