Capitol Police Make Suspicious Finding

Capitol Police Make Suspicious Finding

( – Police in Washington have discovered cocaine in an official government building for the second time in the past two years. According to a May 15 statement, an officer working for the United States Capitol Police (USCP) spotted a 1-inch baggie that contained a powdery white substance on the floor of a high-traffic area in the force’s D Street headquarters.

The officer promptly reported the strange find to his supervisor, who arranged for the contents to be field-tested. It flagged positive for cocaine.

It isn’t yet clear who brought the bag inside. Capitol Police did say they found the drugs in a hallway frequented by both contractors and staff that was often used as a storage space for unused furniture.

The same zone is also situated near key areas of the facility, such as Crime Scene, Prisoner Processing, Reports Processing, and Intelligence. They did not comment on whether that proximity might mean the drugs came from evidence or someone in custody.

The USCP’s Investigation Division is actively investigating the matter. They are conducting further tests on the baggie and its contents to confirm the results of the initial field test and will also examine its exterior for DNA.

On July 2, 2023, the United States Secret Service (SS) discovered a similar baggie containing trace amounts of powder in the White House. They temporarily closed the building as a precautionary measure and reached out to the DC Fire Department for help evaluating the potentially dangerous substance. Field testing confirmed the baggie also contained cocaine.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the Press Secretary at the time, noted that it was found in a high-traffic area open to tours of the West Wing. She did not speculate on who may have left the drug.

Authorities never managed to track down the owner of the baggie in that case. However, unsubstantiated rumors repeatedly attempted to connect the incident to Hunter Biden.

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