Evidence of cocaine discovered in restrooms in offices of UK Parliament

There seems to be a disturbing new drug trend in the United Kingdom that has made it all the way to the offices of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

According to the Daily Caller, “evidence of cocaine” was discovered in the restrooms next to the prime minister’s private office within the Palace of Westminister, which apparently caused quite a stir across the pond. 

One can only imagine how our fine British allies would react if they tested the restrooms around Washington, D.C. or any major Democrat-led city in America, but I digress…

What happened?

The situation was apparently so alarming that multiple locations close to Johnson’s office were tested for cocaine and other drugs. Out of 12 locations tested, 11 of them turned up positive for cocaine residue, according to a report from The Sunday Times.

In addition, cocaine traces were discovered in other areas where members of the U.K. Parliament work on a daily basis, including near Home Secretary Priti Patel’s office, another report revealed.

As a result, Patel issued a statement to the press denouncing such discoveries, making clear that there’s “no place” for cocaine or other drugs in such close proximity to the nation’s government offices.

“[There is] no place in our society for drugs and certainly not in our parliament,” the high-ranking secretary said.

She added: “Those who have the privilege to work at the heart of our democracy who are involved in drug use or distribution are utterly divorced from the heartless pain and suffering of the drug trade they are fuelling.”

Call in the dogs

According to the Daily Mail, the situation has generated arguments about whether or not drug-sniffing canines should be deployed throughout Westminister to combat the use of cocaine in the sacred building.

“The House of Commons has a long history of using sniffer dogs to detect explosives. It may be that we now need to broaden the range of sniffer dogs . . . to include those which can detect drugs,” said Tory MP Charles Walker.

Prime Minister Johnson even weighed in on the matter, revealing in a recent interview the difference between drug addicts and social, or “lifestyle” drug users in the U.K., which is a rapidly growing trend.

“I don’t want to stereotype them but I’m talking about lifestyle drugs. These people think it’s a victimless crime,” Johnson said. “It isn’t. The country is littered with victims of what’s happened. We are going to look at new ways of penalising them.”

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