Cocaine found in Whitney Houston's bathroom

Reuters

Posted at Apr 05 2012 08:54 AM | Updated as of Apr 05 2012 06:14 PM

White powder, later determined to be cocaine, was found in the Beverly Hills hotel bathroom where singer Whitney Houston drowned accidentally in a bathtub in February, according to the full coroner's report released on Wednesday.

Detectives also found a rolled up piece of paper, a small spoon and a mirror - all items used by cocaine users - in the bathroom shortly after Houston's naked body was found in the bathtub, the Los Angeles County Coroner's report said.

Houston, 48, who had a history of drug addiction, was found dead on February 11. An autopsy in March determined she died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine and heart disease.