April 01, 2012 10:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Just weeks ago the L.A. County Coroner declared that Whitney Houston‘s death was caused by an accidental drowning, revealing that cocaine and other drugs were found in the legendary singer’s system when her body was recovered. Originally, it was reported that no cocaine was present in the Being Bobby Brown (Bravo) star’s hotel room when authorities arrived on the scene, causing some to speculate that members of her camp may have dumped the drugs. Now, sources say that police did, in fact, find “white, powdery remnants,” which were later tested and identified as cocaine. Read on for all the details.
When authorities arrived at Whitney Houston’s Beverly Hilton hotel room, there were a number of pills found on the scene, including Xanax, Ibuprofen, and Midol. And though toxicology reports indicated that cocaine was in the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s body at the time of her death, it was said that police did not find the narcotic in the room.
Now, it seems that the story’s changing.
TMZ says that sources directly involved with the investigation did find “white, powdery remnants” in Houston’s hotel room, which turned out to be cocaine.
Therefore, police are NOT investigating rumors that someone removed the drugs from Whitney’s room before the authorities arrived.
The toxicology report showed that Houston also had traces of marijuana, the anxiety medication, Xanax, Flexeril (muscle relaxer), and Benadryl in her system, ruling that heart disease and cocaine use also contributed to her untimely demise.
Speaking out after the report was made public, the Houston family said that they were “saddened” upon hearing the results, but are “glad to now have closure.”
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