According to the news of The Washington Post, while it was concluded that the suspect substance found in the White House on July 2 was cocaine in the first tests, an official statement regarding this has not been made yet.
In the audio recording recorded at 20.49 on the openmhz.com website, where live and archived radio broadcasts of the police and fire departments can be listened to, a firefighter announced that the result of the first test was cocaine.
The other official, who did not want to be named and who was involved in the investigation, confirmed that this meeting was from the White House and said that the substance was a small amount.
Washington DC Fire Department spokesman Vito Maggiolo stated that “the agency is providing support to the US Secret Service in the investigation.”
Maggiolo gave no further details on the matter.
Law enforcement officials announced that the US Secret Service continues to investigate to determine what the substance was found.
Secret Service Communications Chief Anthony Guglielmi also stated that the substance was put through tests to determine what it was and they were investigating how it got into the White House.
Stating that the incident caused a high security alert and a short-term evacuation in the White House, Guglielmi stated that the Washington DC fire department determined that the substance did not pose a threat.
Noting that the substance was found during routine checks in the building, Guglielmi did not answer questions about exactly where the substance was found and how it was packaged.
It was learned that President Joe Biden was not in the White House at the time of the incident and the evacuation.