Authorities have released photos of the highly publicized find of cocaine in the White House. The powdery white substance was found on July 2.
The find prompted the evacuation of the facility for several hours. Officials confirmed the powdery substance was cocaine but have provided little additional information.
Approximately one gram was found in locker No. 50, located near the West Wing Executive entrance of the White House.
The whirlwind 11-day probe, conducted by the Secret Service, has been criticized for its apparent lack of thoroughness and for producing no leads, no suspects and no arrest.
A Secret Service spokesperson said of the drugs found in arguably the most secure building in America, that it could not move forward in the case due to a “lack of physical evidence.”
The dead end in the investigation has angered many members of Congress. Rep. Andy Biggs wrote: “How hasn’t the White House, arguably the most secure location in the entire world, identified the cocaine culprit?”
Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy has also mocked the investigation:
A Secret Service spokesperson said: “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.”
Katelyn Caralle of the Daily Mail posted images of the cocaine and the locker in which it was found:
President Joe Biden and his son Hunter have denied any knowledge of how the drugs could have been placed in the locker.
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