Secret Service Ends Investigation on Cocaine Found at White House Despite No Suspect

The Secret Service said on Thursday that they did not find fingerprints or DNA on the bag of cocaine that was found in the White House last week, nor did the surveillance cameras identify a suspect.

According to a summary of the Secret Service investigation, the agency does not have any leads on who could have brought the cocaine in the White House but will still be ending the investigation.

“At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence” the statement reads.

“The investigation included a methodical review of security systems and protocols. This review included a backwards examination that spanned several days prior to the discovery of the substance and developed an index of several hundred individuals who may have accessed the area where the substance was found. The focal point of these actions developed a pool of known persons for comparison of forensic evidence gleaned from the FBI’s analysis of the substance’s packaging” the statement reads.

Due to the lack of latent fingerprints and insufficient DNA, “the Secret Service is not able to compare evidence against the known pool of individuals”.

The FBI did confirm that the powder found was indeed cocaine.

The investigation was “inconclusive” according to Oversight Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (D-MD). Raskin claimed that the Secret Service did mention that they are going to talk to the White House about further security improvements.

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre declined to offer more details and referred reporters to the Secret Service for any further questions.


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