The US Secret Service has ended its investigation around a bag of cocaine that was found at the White House after it surprisingly failed to find any fingerprints or DNA on the illicit material.
Being regarded as the world’s most secure buildings, the White House enforcement agency failed to identify a suspect wrapping up the investigation on Thursday.
The Secret Service reportedly looked through the visitor logs and surveillance footage to locate the potential suspect but ultimately could not identify the offender, CNN reported.
The bag of cocaine was found during a routine sweep on July 2 by the Secret Service.
It was discovered inside a cubby at the lower entrance of the West Wing.
The West Wing is a portion of the White House attached to the executive mansion where the president lives. It includes the Oval Office, cabinet room and press area, along with offices and workspace for the president’s advisers and staff.
“Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered,” White House officials stated.
Former US president Donald Trump said that the “deranged” Department of Justice special counsel that is investigating Trump should focus more on the “cocaine dilemma” at the White House, speculating Biden’s son was behind the drug scandal.
The former US president is being investigated for retaining classified information after he left the White House.
“Is it Crooked Joe and his wonderful son, Hunter? Release the findings, release the tapes. We can’t have a crackhead in charge of our Nuclear Arsenal!!!” Trump said.
A top Republican senator on the US Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to the Secret Service's director with a list of questions about how such a drug could end up in one of the world's most carefully guarded buildings.
However, this is not the first time that illicit drugs have been found in the White House.
According to a famous US historian, Professor Steve Gillon, former US president Franklin D Roosevelt reportedly used cocaine for his sinus condition.
It is important to mention that Roosevelt’s medical records went missing shortly after his death - probably destroyed to cover up evidence about his health conditions.
As per reports John F. Kennedy and his wife were given regular amphetamine shots by Max Jacobson, a controversial physician nicknamed “Dr Feelgood.”
According to a 2013 feature by a New York Magazine on Kennedy’s 50th death anniversary, Dr. Jacobson had reportedly administered “amphetamines and a slurry of other goodies” to the former president, who took “a crazy–quilt array of drugs” to address ailments which were hidden from the public.
“I don’t care if it’s horse piss,” Kennedy reportedly told his brother Bobby. “It works,” The Guardian reported.
Kennedy was also rumored to have smoked pot in a White House bedroom with his mistress, Mary Pinchot Meyer.
In 1998, British actor Erkan Mustafa claimed that he had smoked weed and snorted cocaine in Ronald Reagan’s White House in 1986, when on a visit to promote Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug initiative.
Later Mustafa disowned the story.
Willie Nelson, a famous American musician, actor and political activist has been reported saying that he smoked weed on the roof of the White House during former US president Jimmy Carter’s administration.
“Late at night with a beer in one hand and a fat Austin Torpedo in the other”, he wrote in his 1988 autobiography. “I let the weed cover me with a pleasing cloud … I guess the roof of the White House is the safest place to smoke dope.”
The story was confirmed by Carter himself, who explained that Nelson had been up there smoking with Carter’s son Chip.
In 2014, American rapper and actor, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr famously known as Snoop Dogg, declared to have lit up a joint in the White House during Barack Obama’s tenure as the US president.
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