Media have suggested it may be ‘difficult’ for the US Secret Service to find the culprit
A US lab test on Wednesday confirmed early findings that powder found at the White House over the weekend was actually cocaine. The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating how the drugs got into the West Wing, but some officials say it may never be known.
Uniformed Secret Service agents found a “small zipped bag” in an electronics storage locker on Sunday. The white powder inside caused the White House to be evacuated, until field testing showed it was cocaine. A subsequent lab test confirmed the result, a “official aware of the investigation” told NBC News.
Politico also quoted an official familiar with the investigation, who said he would “very difficult” find the owner of the bag, given that he “may not have been caught” by surveillance cameras, and that the locker was in an area frequented by White House staff as well as visitors.
“It’s a bit of an artery. People pass by all the time.” said the anonymous official. Politico described the area as “very frequented”.
Secret Service investigates ‘white powder’ found at White House
President Joe Biden and his family were at Camp David this weekend, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. Biden was briefed on the incident, which is being investigated by the Secret Service and the FBI.
Cocaine is a Schedule II narcotic in the United States, which is illegal to possess without a doctor’s prescription. It was also the drug of choice for Biden’s son Hunter, who admitted his addiction in a recent memoir, after video evidence was found on the laptop he left at a repair shop in the city. Delaware.
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