Report: 50 Envelopes at Hoffman's Likely Heroin
Along with more than 20 used needles
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2014 12:25 PM CST
A passer-by stops at a makeshift memorial outside the home of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Feb. 3, 2014, in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – We're still waiting for the results of Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy, which will be completed later today, but a search of his home makes the prevailing heroin overdose theory look seriously likely. Authorities found nearly 50 envelopes of what they think is heroin in the apartment, along with more than 20 used syringes in a plastic cup, and several bottles of prescription drugs, law enforcement sources tell CNN.

There were also eight empty bags marked with the street names for various heroin varieties, including "Ace of Spades" and "Ace of Hearts." The NYPD is using those names to hunt for Hoffman's dealer, adds the New York Post, "An internal email went out to all supervisors asking if anyone has had any experience with those brand names of drugs," says a source. Ace of Spades is particularly notorious, the Daily Beast points out, explaining its long history. There have also been a bevy of recent media reports about a deadly tainted heroin variety containing fentanyl, usually sold as "Bud Ice," "Income Tax," or "Theraflu," leadng to speculation that Hoffman might have used it.

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iq145
Feb 4, 2014 10:22 PM CST
You see? Drug abuse is no more a "disease" than is playing with a loaded gun!
Dave0
Feb 4, 2014 1:25 PM CST
Already did an r.i.p. out of respect of Philips acting ability, mostly. But in truth, I really don't care about dope addicts. I consider them to be weaklings in every facet of their lives. So adios Hoffman, now when everyone sees you in movies, they'll say "Oh, that guy...he died a heroin dope junkie." What a sh!tty epithet to leave behind.
hog_one
Feb 4, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Watching the news this mourning, I couldn't help but wonder if the reporter was using or on drugs. The reporter stated, "the police are still don't know if Mr. Hoffman bought the drugs from a dealer or some other person just gave the drugs too him ?" I have and never heard of a person 'just' giving another person the amount of heroin stated found at the apartment.