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Whitney Houston

Cocaine Found in Hotel Room

3/30/2012 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Authorities recovered cocaine in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died.
Authorities recovered cocaine in the hotel room where Whitney Houston died ... TMZ has learned.

As for the quantity of cocaine that was found, official documents show one of the items police recovered was "white, powdery remnants." Sources tell us the powder was tested and it's cocaine.

We're told Beverly Hills detectives are NOT investigating rumors that someone removed cocaine from the room, because they're convinced it wasn't removed.

Sources directly involved in the investigation told TMZ early on ... no illegal drugs were recovered from the room. We have circled back with these sources who now tell us they were unaware at the time that cocaine was present.

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Bottom line -- cops are in the final stages of their investigation, but they are not focusing on anyone who possibly removed cocaine, because authorities are in possession of the goods.

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31.

Jane    

No crud they found Cocaine in her bathroom! She WAS married to bobby brown after-all... This is not shocking! Here is some more evidence she was an addict: http://bitly.com/H0ihBq - bahahaha

834 days ago
32.

Cheryl A.    

On the morning after her death, when it was all over the Sunday morning news, my husband and some kids were shocked and I was PISSED. How could she think so little of her daughter to shove that crap up her nose until it killed her? I am mad at Whitney Houston for leaving her daughter for no reason other then her precious drugs.

834 days ago
33.

Criss    

She really was a talented girl who went down the wrong road and died WAY too soon! Obviously she was an adult and capable of making her own choices, but I still think it's sad.

834 days ago
34.

Rocco    

TMZ, stop piling on. Let it go.

834 days ago
35.

joecrabs    

Sounds like TMZ has some shiddy "sources". Early on they said there was no cocaine found in the room, now they're saying they were unaware there was cocaine in the room. Hell, next time you need info on a case, jst ask me, I can make up some stuff, too.

834 days ago
36.

patty    

hmmm this is an interesting read!! :

According to Forbes writer Roger Friedman (who first broke the story about van Exel), pictures of Whitney’s hotel room that were posted to TMZ shortly after her tragic February 11th death were sent in by van Exel,
But one of the pictures he sold to the website, which allegedly showed Houston’s body covered with a white sheet on a gurney being taken out of the Beverly Hilton Hotel the night of her death is a fake.

In fact, the “body” in the photo isn’t even Whitney’s body at all. It’s her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was rushed to the hospital twice shortly after her mother’s death, and covered her face with the white sheet to avoid unnecessary media attention.
Unfortunately, when Whitney’s body was removed from the hotel much later, it was not under a sheet, but in an official coroner’s body bag–the blue or back kind you see on TV shows that get zipped up.
Regarding the other pictures, showing Houston’s last meal and the bathtub where her body was found, was also sent in by van Exel, who was one of the only three people who had access to the room, including Pat Houston and her husband Gary (Whitney’s brother and sister-in-law/manager).

Many believe Pat Houston is in on Raffles van Exel’s cashing in on Whitney’s death since she is the one who is basically giving this guy an all access pass to all things Whitney.

Though van Exel isn’t a family member, he traveled with the Houstons from L.A. to New Jersey on Tyler Perry’s private jet, was invited to both viewings AND the private burial, and apparently he also had access to the hotel suite where Whitney died.

$500,000 (plus the TMZ cash) is a lot of money

834 days ago
37.

Michael    

Big surprise, now let her rest in peace!!!

834 days ago
38.

dd    

Just all around SAD!

834 days ago
39.

CrisDizzle    

*yawns* In other news, the Mega Millions hits $642 million bucks!

834 days ago
40.

larry    

i sure hope you guys never trust that source again

834 days ago
41.

peoplearesilly    

I really don't see why it would matter. She was an admitted drug addict and she's gone. So what is the point? There was no foul play. Only someone possibly removing the evidence of it to protect her. NEXT.

834 days ago
42.

Bill    

I'm not surprised by the coke, but if she was doing coke, what was food doing in the room? This is verrrrry suspicious!

834 days ago
43.

EMB    

All this time I thought she died from an excess of Skittles and Twinkies.

834 days ago
44.

Sarai Lopez    

Its now very clear why there was a dish in the bottom of the bath tub..

834 days ago
45.

Lollie    

Let it go. She's gone. Why step all over her grave?

834 days ago
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