The U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday said it was investigating an “unknown item” found inside the White House complex on Sunday that sources said was described in radio traffic as a cocaine-like substance.”On Sunday evening, the White House complex went into a precautionary closure as officers from the Secret Service uniformed division investigated an unknown item found inside a work area,” Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.
…Sources told ABC News radio traffic from D.C. Fire and EMS described a powdery, cocaine-like substance being found on the White House grounds and the preliminary results from an initial field test.
“We have a result on the [inaudible]” a voice on the traffic can be heard saying. “We have a yellow bar stating cocaine hydrochloride.”
The powder was found in the West Wing area of the White House, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.
Some visitors are able to tour parts of the West Wing, and tours typically take place on the weekends.
Yeah that must be it. It must be a visitor who went through security with a bag of fucking cocaine in his pocket, and then decided to leave it there.
When asked if there were tours last weekend, the Secret Service would not confirm that, saying: “These are details that are pertinent to our investigation and not something we can get into.”Cocaine hydrochloride can be used as an anesthetic or to control bleeding, but it is also considered to have effects similar to crack cocaine, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
“The physiological and psychoactive effects of cocaine are similar regardless of whether it is in the form of cocaine hydrochloride or crack cocaine (cocaine base),” the study says.
Jazz Shaw points out that initial reports said that the coke was found in the White House residence — but then the Secret Service kept changing the story to move it further and further away from Joe Biden and his “family.”
One of the crazier stories to show up this week (and the competition was fierce) involved a bag of cocaine being found at the White House. For one thing, the story kept changing on a daily basis. It was initially reported that the drugs were found “near” the White House. Later, the WaPo reported that it was found in the White House library, which would have placed it inside the executive mansion. But as the nation celebrated America’s birthday, the tale changed yet again. The Secret Service contradicted the library story, saying that the baggie of coke was not in the library. It was found “in a work area in the West Wing.” The location was described as being “in a storage facility in a cubby routinely used by White House staff and guests to store cellphones.” This would be a very interesting development indeed, particularly since it would limit the possible list of suspects significantly, making a potential investigation easier. Here is more from Redstate.
According to the new report, it was in an area where you would have top aides to Biden or guests.So if top aides or guests of Joe Biden or his staff stash their stuff there, then the question is: Who put it there? This probably kills the “some random person from a tour brought it in” theory if it was found in that work area location. One would have to imagine that there are cameras and security all over the building. Who is bringing cocaine to the White House? Where are the cameras and the logs of the people who it could have been?
It’s a mystery that may never be solved, the Secret Service promised Biden.
James Rosen @JamesRosenTV
BREAKING: Multiple officials at @USSecretService tell @NEWSMAX that contrary to more recent published reports, the cocaine was found ‘in a work area in the West Wing,” not in the @WhiteHouse library–and that the cocaine was “in a baggie” when discovered, not loose or concealed.
The media keeps pushing the idea that this isn’t cocaine-cocaine, this is merely “cocaine hydrocholoride,” which is an entirely different, medically-justified form of cocaine.
No. Cocaine is made from the paste of the coca plant. It becomes a dry white powder when it is made into the salt of cocaine. Cocaine salt is cocaine hydrochloride — the common white powder form of the drug.
Cocaine in its purest form is a white, pearly product. Cocaine appearing in powder form is a salt, typically cocaine hydrochloride.
They say “typically,” I imagine, because you can make it a salt a lot of different ways.
But the media is lying when they suggest that this is probably just the “medical” form of cocaine. Well, cocaine powder does have a medicinal use and can be prescribed.