BY Staff WritersMay 17, 2024
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Cocaine Discovery At Capitol Police Headquarters Sparks Investigation After Recent White House Incident

Capitol Hill is under scrutiny once again following the discovery of cocaine at the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters. This incident intensified after similar drugs were found at the White House months prior.

According to the Daily Mail, the Capitol Police are investigating the discovery of a small ziplock bag of cocaine found in a heavily trafficked area near the U.S. Capitol.

On Wednesday, before 1:00 p.m. ET, a small ziplock bag containing what was confirmed to be cocaine was located on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) headquarters. This floor is a critical area used frequently for various operational purposes.

The USCP has initiated a thorough investigation following the discovery. The small bag, measuring about one inch by one inch, tested positive for cocaine.

The authorities have outlined that the area where the bag was found is often busy, being a staging ground for supplies and near several significant offices.

Exploring the Location of the Drug Discovery

"The hallway is on the second floor in an area that has been a staging spot for furniture and supplies," stated a USCP release. This location's traffic is not just limited to police staff but includes various contractors engaging with the site.

Adjacent offices to this location include the Prisoner Processing, Crime Scene, Intel, and Reports Processing units. This proximity to critical operational areas adds to the complexities of the situation.

Investigative Steps and Security Measures Intensified

Following the protocol, once the cocaine was found and reported, initial field testing confirmed the substance as cocaine. "The residue was field tested and came back positive for cocaine," confirmed the USCP's public release.

Further testing is already underway, including DNA analysis of the ziplock bag. "The USCP Investigations Division has opened an investigation, which will include further testing, including DNA testing of the baggie. We will provide more information when it becomes available," added the USCP.

Previous Similar Incidents at the White House

This incident echoes a recent scandal where cocaine was found in a phone locker at the White House, leading to an extensive 11-day investigation conducted by the Secret Service and other federal agencies.

The investigation into the White House cocaine find was led by the Deputy Director of the FBI, Paul Abbate. The initial results were inconclusive, leading to conflicts over the exact location and handling of the substance.

The Outcome of the White House Cocaine Investigation

The Secret Service, faced with a challenging investigation at the White House, concluded their probe in less than two weeks.

This conclusion came despite narrowing their suspects to about 500, ultimately citing insufficient evidence to proceed further.

During the White House incident, the Biden family was not on the premises; they were away at Camp David. This detail might imply limited access and restricted movement, adding layers to the ongoing investigation.

Law Enforcement's Challenge in High-Security Areas

The recent discovery of cocaine at two significant governmental locations highlights the ongoing challenges faced by security and law enforcement agencies in maintaining drug-free zones in highly secure facilities.

An initial test conducted by the D.C. fire's Hazmat team indicated the presence of opioids and amphetamines, but the Secret Service's first tests did not yield conclusive results.

The chief of communications for the Secret Service noted in an email amid numerous media inquiries that while the Secret Service has sent the samples for formal testing, this action doesn't necessarily suggest that the D.C. fire's results are inaccurate, but rather that the procedures differ between the two agencies.


Capitol Hill faces renewed scrutiny after cocaine was found at the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters, following a similar incident at the White House months earlier. A small ziplock bag containing cocaine was located on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol Police headquarters, an area frequented for various operational purposes.

The U.S. Capitol Police have launched a thorough investigation into the incident, which includes further testing and DNA analysis of the bag to identify potential suspects or sources. This discovery underscores ongoing security challenges at key government facilities, highlighting the need for stringent security measures and thorough investigations when such incidents occur.

Written by: Staff Writers



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