Whitney Houston had sedatives — specifically benzodiazepines — in her system, the preliminary results of her autopsy have revealed, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
The three drugs Whitney was reported to be taking — Xanax, lorazepam, and valium — are all benzodiazepines. Some were found in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
“The preliminary results indicate that there were benzodiazepines present in Whitney’s system,” a law enforcement insider tells RadarOnline.com. “The final toxicology results will reveal the specific sedative(s) that she ingested, and the level. Those final toxicology results should be in later this week.
“Toxicology testing and results don’t take 4-6 weeks to come back. Look at how quickly toxicology screening tests are done in hospital emergency rooms when someone comes in with an overdose. The Coroner and the Beverly Hills Police Department have placed a security hold on the case, so it will be a few weeks before the results are revealed publicly.”
While toxicology results may take up to six weeks to be released, these preliminary results may be released this week.