A new report says cocaine at the White House was found in a different location than was originally indicated.
On Thursday, NBC News reported sources involved in the investigation of the incident said the cocaine was found in a cubby near the White House’s West Executive entrance.
It was originally reported the drug was found in the heavily trafficked lobby of the West Wing.
The outlet noted the newly reported location is “also heavily trafficked.”
“The cocaine was found in an entrance area between the foyer and a lower-level lobby, the sources said. The entrance is near where some vehicles, like the vice president’s limo or SUV park. It is one floor below the main West Wing offices and the same floor as the Situation Room and a dining area,” NBC explained.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said during her show on Thursday the newly reported location is a “much more secure place” than the originally reported location.
“Normal people… can’t get in there,” she added.
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NEW: The White House is now claiming the cocaine was found "in a much more secure place … near the Situation Room" and next to "where, for example, the vice president's vehicle is parked." pic.twitter.com/N17r8YJyVV— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 6, 2023
Earlier this week, the Secret Service confirmed cocaine was found in the West Wing of the White House.
A law enforcement official told Politico it was unlikely the individual who brought the cocaine into the White House will be discovered as it was found in a highly trafficked area.