Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday in Beverly Hills. She was 48.
As for the quantity of cocaine that was found, official documents show one of the items police recovered was "white, powdery remnants."
Sources tell TMZ 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 that no illegal drugs were recovered from the room. TMZ has circled back with these sources who now tell us they were unaware at the time that cocaine was present.
So law enforcement is 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.
Houston was found in her bathtub not breathing. She could not be revived. Autopsy reports showed cocaine in her system, and listed cocaine and drowning as contributors to her death.
She was 48.