Pictures of Mystery Cocaine Found In The White House Revealed
The White House has yet to determine who the cocaine belongs to...
New photos of the bag of cocaine found at the White House in July 2023 have finally been revealed. The illegal drug was found inside the White House area close to the West Wing entrance, commonly used for visitors on tours.
Photos show the bag was found inside cubby #50, which hosts visitor belongings. The tours are normally booked by invitation only and led by a White House staffer. The cocaine was found on Jul. 2, and the White House immediately shut down. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris weren’t on-site at the time of the finding. On Jul. 12, the Secret Service closed the investigation without identifying a suspect, saying hundreds of people had access to the area and that security camera footage didn’t show what happened.
“Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered,” the agency said in a statement.
“At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence.”
The FBI first identified the substance as “white powder,” but after sending it out for more testing, the packaging was “subjected to advanced fingerprint and DNA analysis.”
“This review included a [backward] examination that spanned several days prior to the discovery of the substance and developed an index of several hundred individuals who may have accessed the area where the substance was found,” a statement read. “The focal point of these actions developed a pool of known persons for comparison of forensic evidence gleaned from the FBI’s analysis of the substance’s packaging.”
The close of the investigation took aback Republican lawmakers. According to Fox News, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy referred to the closure as special treatment toward the Biden family.
“They have cameras 24-7,” McCarthy said. “It just seems to me when it comes to the ‘Biden, Inc.’ family, they get treated different than anybody else.”