A mysterious substance found within the White House’s West Wing on Sunday has been identified as cocaine, leading to an evacuation and emergency response, Your Content has learned.
The Secret Service Uniformed Division initiated a precautionary closure of the White House complex as they investigated the unknown item discovered in a work area.
Upon evaluation by the DC Fire Department, it was determined that the substance posed no immediate danger.
However, further evaluation and investigation are underway to determine how the cocaine made its way into the White House.
According to an unnamed official familiar with the investigation, the suspicious item tested positive for cocaine.
In response to the discovery, a hazmat team was dispatched to the vicinity of 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
As a precautionary measure, the Secret Service implemented roadblocks around the White House.
The Secret Service has confirmed that the substance has been sent for additional testing to gather more information.
Notably, President Biden was not present at the White House when the discovery was made.
The investigation into the source and circumstances surrounding the entry of the cocaine into the White House is ongoing, according to FOX.