What the Secret Service called an “unknown item” found in the White House turned out to be cocaine, Scripps News reports. President Biden and his wife, Jill, were at Camp David when it was found. A senior law enforcement official said the drug was found in a work area of the West Wing during a routine patrol. Audio from Washington, D.C., fire dispatch whose authenticity has not been verified included individuals suggesting that the substance found tested positive for cocaine.
"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," said Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi. "The D.C. Fire Department was called to evaluate and quickly determined the item to be non-hazardous," said Guglielmi. "The item was sent for further evaluation and an investigation into the cause and manner of how it entered the White House is pending."