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Capitol Police trying to crack case of cocaine at its headquarters

First the White House, now Congress — or shut to Congress, anyway.

Capitol Police stated Wednesday the company was investigating how a small bag that examined optimistic for cocaine wound up in its headquarters, positioned a few 10-minute stroll from the place the House and Senate meet.

The one-inch by one-inch zip-locking baggie containing a white powder was discovered on a hallway ground close to workplaces that cope with Crime Scene, Intel and Reports Processing, officials said in a statement.

“The hallway is on the second floor in an area that has been a staging spot for furniture and supplies,” USCP helpfully added.

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Capitol Police is lining up an investigation into the cocaine discovery. AP
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Both chambers of Congress had been in session when the cocaine was discovered. REUTERS

“The area is heavily trafficked by various contractors and employees.”

The bag was discovered simply earlier than 1 p.m. Wednesday by an officer and subject examined optimistic for the unlawful drug, in accordance to USCP.

Capitol Police’s Investigations Division is investigating the matter, together with looking for DNA proof that might sniff out a offender.

USCP headquarters is positioned on D Street Northeast, on the identical block as two Senate workplace buildings and blocks from Union Station.

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The Post cowl story on the White House cocaine discovery. rfaraino

The newest drug discovery got here simply over 10 months after cocaine mysteriously appeared at the White House.

On July 2, Secret Service brokers found a small baggie of white powder in a West Wing storage locker, toes away from the Situation Room and one ground beneath the Oval Office.

That discovery prompted an 11-day investigation that the Secret Service wrapped up with out naming a suspect.

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An picture of the cocaine that was noticed in a White House storage locker final July. Dept of Homeland Security

In closing the case, the protecting company cited “a lack of physical evidence” after exams yielded no fingerprints and inadequate DNA.

Because a lot delicate materials passes by the realm, no cameras are centered there — and had been thus unable to choose up footage of the offender depositing the white, powdery substance in a single of the 182 lockers in a vestibule, a supply acquainted with the investigation informed The Post at the time.

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