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February 3, 2014

Official: Heroin in packets in Hoffman's apartment

NEW YORK — A law enforcement official says tests have confirmed there was heroin in at least some of the dozens of plastic packets in a New York City apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead. Officials are working to determine whether the drug was mixed or tainted with anything else.

An autopsy was being conducted Monday. Police have been investigating Hoffman's death as an apparent overdose. Law enforcement officials said he was found with a needle in his arm.

Two officials said Monday that at least four dozen small packets were found in the apartment. The officials said some packages were stamped with the ace of hearts, others with the ace of spades.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk about the evidence found.

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