The U.S. Secret Service has confirmed that the bag of cocaine that was discovered in the White House was actually found in the West Wing and not the library as first reported.
As Slay News reported, a white powdery substance was discovered in the White House on Sunday night.
After the building was evacuated, the substance was tested and confirmed to be cocaine, according to officials.
When it was confirmed to be cocaine, corporate media outlets reported that the drug was found in the library, which public tours pass through.
However, it has now been confirmed that it was located in the West Wing, which is not accessible to the public.
ABC News reported that a spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service confirmed on Wednesday that the substance, which initial tests indicated was cocaine, has been confirmed to be the illicit drug after additional testing was conducted.
The discovery prompted widespread speculation that the cocaine could have belonged to Hunter Biden.
Democrat President Joe Biden’s troubled son has battled cocaine and crack addiction in the past.
He has also recently been seen at the White House on multiple occasions and was there just two days before the drug was found.
However, officials did not say if the younger Biden is under suspicion.
“The item was sent for further evaluation and an investigation into the cause and manner of how it entered the White House is pending,” said Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
A source familiar with the investigation told the New York Post that the cocaine was in a small plastic baggie inside a cubby used by staff and guests.
The cubby is used to store phones and personal items, an official told The Post.
The White House was briefly evacuated after the discovery.
Officials initially said the cocaine was found in the library on the ground floor, but officials familiar with the incident later told The Post it was located in the West Wing holding area.
President Biden was at Camp David for the holiday weekend and did not return to the White House until Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the Secret Service confirmed that investigators are going to review security footage to find out when the dime-sized bag of cocaine was placed into a cubby.
CNN’s Mike Memoli reported:
It’s absolutely extraordinary, Andrea.
And this new conclusive test confirms what had been the preliminary field test conducted by DC. Fire personnel who were called in on Sunday night after the discovery of this suspicious substance by a uniformed officer in the Secret Service that was conducting a routine patrol of the White House…
…This was found, we understand, in a highly trafficked common area of the West Wing…
…And so this is an extraordinary discovery here. What we also understand is that the Secret Service is conducting now leading this investigation into how this substance came into the West Wing in the first place.
This is something that will include the review of security footage as well as visitor logs.
The big question, Andrea, is for how long had this item, which was described as a small, dime size bag, been in this location?