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Secret Service Investigating Bag of Cocaine Found in the White House's West Wing

Amanda Casanova | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Updated: Jul 10, 2023
Secret Service Investigating Bag of Cocaine Found in the White House's West Wing

Secret Service Investigating Bag of Cocaine Found in the White House's West Wing

The Secret Service will likely close its investigation into a bag of cocaine recently found in the West Wing of the White House.

A federal official told CNN that the investigation will likely close whether a suspect is found.

Investigators are still waiting on the results of fingerprint testing and DNA analysis, and the team is reviewing visitor logs and security footage, CNN reports.

The bag of cocaine was reportedly found in a cubby near the ground floor entrance to the West Wing, where White House tours take place.

Officials say many people pass through that entrance, and the cubbies are used by visitors going on tours of the West Wing. Visitors are asked to leave their phones in the cubbies. Some White House staff also leave their phones in the cubbies if they are entering sensitive compartmented information facilities.

President Joe Biden and his family were away at Camp David when the drugs were discovered.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said this week the White House is confident the Secret Service will “get to the bottom” of the incident.

An official said the bag was “dime-sized.”

After the baggie was found, parts of the White House were briefly evacuated in what the Secret Service called “precautionary closures.”

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has called on the head of the U.S. Secret Service to give Congress more information about the discovery.

“This alarming development requires the Committee to assess White House security practices and determine whose failures led to an evacuation of the building and finding of the illegal substance," Comer wrote in a letter to the Secret Service, adding that his committee would need "additional information.”

“The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history," he said, NBC News reports.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., also wrote to the Secret Service this week asking for information on the baggie.

"If the White House complex is not secure, Congress needs to know the details, as well as your plan to correct any security flaws," he asserted.

Photo courtesy: Unsplash/Rene Deanda 


Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.



Secret Service Investigating Bag of Cocaine Found in the White House's West Wing