DHEC: Radioactive-labeled case taken to secure location

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control say the case Secret Service found at a Goose Creek storage facility Monday has been taken to a secure location.

DHEC spokesman Jim Beasley would not confirm if the case Secret Service agents said was marked with radioactive labels was actually radioactive, but he did say "the public was never in any danger."

According to the Secret Service, agents were serving a routine search warrant regarding stolen goods on a storage unit at the Extra Space Storage on St. James Avenue when authorities came across a heavy duty case.

The Secret Service says the case had labels on it indicating that it had radioactive material in it.

The North Charleston Police Department, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and DHEC were then notified.

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