White House Cocaine Investigation Ends With No Suspect

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FILE - The White House is seen, July 30, 2022, in Washington. No fingerprints or DNA turned up on the baggie of cocaine found in the West Wing lobby last week despite a sophisticated FBI crime lab analysis, and surveillance footage of the area didn’t identify a suspect, according to summary of the Secret Service investigation obtained by The Associated Press. There are no leads on who brought the drugs into the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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The Secret Service is closing its investigation into the discovery of cocaine at the White House. The law enforcement agency said it was unable to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the West Executive Avenue entrance where the cocaine was discovered.

Testing failed to reveal sufficient DNA or fingerprint evidence and surveillance camera footage was reviewed but produced no leads. A Secret Service officer spotted the small plastic baggie on July 2 in a storage cubby used to temporarily store electronic and personal devices.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin says he’s satisfied with the investigation:

“I’m satisfied it’s a thorough investigation and I just kept imagining what it would be like here if cocaine was found someplace.”

Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says it was incomplete:

“This was a failure of this investigation to not perform a drug test on these people. This list of approximately 500 potential suspects.”


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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