U.S. White House: Lab Test Conducted Confirms White Powder Susbtance Found Is Cocaine

WASHINGTON — A proper forensic laboratory test of the white substance found at the White House on Sunday, July 2, has concluded positive for cocaine, according to an administrator with an understanding of the inquiry.

The substance was found Sunday evening in a small, zippered bag in a highly trafficked part of the West Wing and prompted a brief evacuation, according to a U.S. Secret Service officer.

It is murky how long the bag was in the White House. The blurry timeline and number of multitude who walk through the area where the cocaine was found could make it tough to determine who was responsible for the substance, a source familiar with the inquiry told NBC News Tuesday.

The Secret Service is running the investigation, which will include consulting cameras and entrance logs, according to a source familiar with the inquiry.

The cocaine was found by officers during “routine patrols” of the White House, a Secret Service official disclosed.

The substance had tested positive for cocaine on a preliminary field test, a source familiar with the investigation said Tuesday, and the formal laboratory test confirmed that result.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden was at Camp David, not the White House, when the cocaine was discovered.

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu
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