The United States Capitol Police (USCP) has launched an investigation after a zip lock bag containing a small amount of a white powdery substance, which tested positive for cocaine, was found inside its headquarters.

“Currently Capitol Police are investigating a roughly one-inch by one-inch ziplock bag containing a small amount of a white powdery substance, which has tested positive for cocaine. The bag was discovered on the floor of a hallway inside the USCP headquarters, specifically on the second floor, an area designated as a staging spot for furniture and supplies,” Rawsalerts wrote.

“Officials note that this area is heavily trafficked by various contractors and employees, and the baggie was found in the middle of the floor USCP Investigations Division has opened an investigation which will include further testing including DNA testing of the baggie,” the post added.

From the United States Capitol Police:

The small bag was found on the floor of a hallway inside USCP headquarters. The hallway is on the second floor in an area that has been a staging spot for furniture and supplies. The area is heavily trafficked by various contractors and employees. It is also near offices such as Prisoner Processing, Crime Scene, Intel and Reports Processing.

The baggie was found in the middle of the floor just before 1:00 p.m. by an officer, who immediately reported it to a supervisor. The residue was field tested and came back positive for cocaine. The USCP Investigations Division has opened an investigation, which will include further testing, including DNA testing of the baggie. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

From the New York Post:

Capitol Police’s Investigations Division is investigating the matter, including searching for DNA evidence that could sniff out a culprit.

USCP headquarters is located on D Street Northeast, on the same block as two Senate office buildings and blocks from Union Station.

The latest drug discovery came just over 10 months after cocaine mysteriously appeared at the White House.

On July 2, Secret Service agents discovered a small baggie of white powder in a West Wing storage locker, feet away from the Situation Room and one floor below the Oval Office.

That discovery prompted an 11-day investigation that the Secret Service wrapped up without naming a suspect.

In closing the case, the protective agency cited “a lack of physical evidence” after tests yielded no fingerprints and insufficient DNA.

Because so much sensitive material passes through the area, no cameras are focused there — and were thus unable to pick up footage of the culprit depositing the white, powdery substance in one of the 182 lockers in a vestibule, a source familiar with the investigation told The Post at the time.

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