(Dittmer) The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson squad was activated in Jefferson County last Saturday for a suspicious package found inside a mailbox.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell, deputies initially responded to the residence in the 9700 Pine Ridge Lane in Dittmer Saturday evening.

Bissell notes the deputy then requested for St. Louis County Bomb and Arson to get involved.

According to Bissell authorities have reached out to the postal inspection to make sure a situation like this doesn’t happen again.