Officials from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office stated … Whitney Houston used cocaine immediately prior to her death…..
Coroner Chief Craig Harvey held a news conference in L.A. this afternoon claiming the toxicology results suggested Whitney was a “chronic” cocaine user.
Harvey described the cocaine level in Whitney’s system as “acute” — indicating Whitney used the drug not long before she accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel last month. “Accidental drowning” is listed as Whitney’s official cause of death.
According to Harvey, the autopsy revealed a 60% narrowing of Whitney’s arteries — a direct result of the chronic cocaine use. Harvey claims the artery constriction led to a cardiac event before her death.
As for the other drugs in her system — marijuana, Benadryl, Flexeril, and Xanax — which Harvey claims were all at or below therapeutic levels … and did not significantly contribute to her death.