Confirmed! White substance found at the White House is cocaine

Confirmed! White substance found at the White House is cocaine

A powdery substance discovered by the Secret Service at the White House on Sunday was cocaine, a law enforcement official said Wednesday, as questions linger about how the drug got into the building

After the testing reports confirmed that substance was nothing but “cocaine”

The discovery of the substance caused a brief shutdown of the White House after Secret Service officers found it in a common storage area on the ground floor of the West Wing, which houses the Oval Office and offices of some of the president’s top aides and support staff. The official said it was found in a zip-close bag near an entrance where visitors taking tours are directed to leave their phones.

Secret Service agents found the powder during a routine inspection in an area that is accessible to tour groups.

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President Joe Biden and his family were at Camp David in Maryland at the time.

White House staff are permitted to give tours of some parts of the West Wing to friends and family. Visitors who are not accredited staff must store mobile phones and other personal belongings in cubicles.

“It was in one of the cubbies,” a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters.

“Cocaine is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a high potential for abuse, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.”

The president thinks it’s very important to get to the bottom of this,” Jean-Pierre said

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If the White House complex is not secure, Congress needs to know the details, as well as your plan to correct any security flaws,” Cotton stated in his letter.

the substance was determined to be “non-hazardous”, and sent to a central lab for further testing.
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