New reports claim that Beverly Hills detectives did recover cocaine from Whitney Houston’s hotel room after her death.
Official documents reveal “white powdery remnants” were found in Whitney Houston’s suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel and tested positive for the illegal drug, according to TMZ.
Initially it was claimed no illegal substances were discovered, however the celebrity website says sources were initially unaware cocaine was present.
TMZ further claims that Beverly Hills detectives are not investigating claims cocaine was removed from the room.
The website reports: “Cops are not focusing on anyone who possibly removed cocaine, because authorities are in possession of the goods.”
Cocaine was listed as a contributory factor in Whitney Houston’s February 11th death. The official cause of death was accidental drowning after she was found dead in the bathtub.
On Thursday, RadarOnline reported that police wanted to talk to Whitney Houston’s associate Raffles Van Exel after he made claims he cleared the singer’s hotel room before police arrived to the death scene.
A source told the website: “The [Houston] family has been extremely cooperative and they have been told that investigators want to speak to Raffles Van Exel about allegedly removing evidence from Whitney’s hotel room.
“The cops want to know who provided Whitney with the cocaine, but if someone tampered with the death scene, well, that could be against the law in California.”
Raffles Van Exel made the revelations about clearing Whitney Houston’s room to the Dutch Telegraph newspaper, saying: “Someone had to do it.”
However, Raffles Van Exel stopped short of saying exactly what he removed from the suite, an important omission following claims cocaine had been removed from the scene.
Celebuzz also revealed Raffles Van Exel made the confession in an interview with the respected Netherlands newspaper just four days following her death, where he also said: “The room had to be emptied.”