Official: Heroin in packets in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment

In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman's new movie is a psychological thriller about terrorism, but he says it also has something to do with hitting a midlife crisis, and that's what really drew him to the role. He plays a German operative heading up an anti-terrorism team in Hamburg, Germany. He died in Manhattan on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at age 46. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

February 4, 2014 2:37:37 AM PST
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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