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NASA officials at the Kennedy Space Center have discovered 4.2 grammes of a "white powdery substance" believed to be cocaine, Space.com reports.

The suspect substance turned up on 7 March at an unspecified location on the Florida complex. A preliminary on-the-spot test by police "indicated a positive test for cocaine", according to Renee Juhans of NASA's Office of Inspector General.

He added: "The substance is now at an accredited crime lab for further testing."

In January last year, a small amount of cocaine in a bag turned up in the restricted Orbiter Processing Facility, where space shuttle Discovery was being prepared for launch.

Two hundred employees with access to the area were drug tested, without result, and an investigation into the matter was closed without further action.

In the latest case, Juhans didn't say how many contractors or employees are being drug tested. ®

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