Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Actor Had 70 Bags of Heroin, Prescription Drugs in Home

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Actor Had 70 Bags of Heroin, Prescription Drugs in Home

[New York Daily News]

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.   Police say  Hoffman has been found dead in his  apartment. Sunday Feb. 2014.  He was 46. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in “Capote” at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Police say Hoffman has been found dead in his apartment. Sunday Feb. 2014. He was 46. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman turned his West Village apartment into a drug den.

Seventy glassine baggies of heroin packed for individual sale — at least 50 of them unopened — were discovered in the $10,000-a-month rental where the Oscar-winning actor was found dead Sunday with a needle stuck in his left arm, sources said.

Some of the envelopes had the words “Ace of Spades” written on them, and others were stamped with the name “Ace of Hearts.” Both are brands of heroin that are often cut with a powerful pain reliever called fentanyl, and have become a plague in Pennsylvania, where they were used in 22 overdose deaths.

Police said they haven’t seen heroin with the Ace of Hearts stamp in New York City since 2012.

Cops also removed from Hoffman’s Bethune St. apartment several bags brimming with about 20 hypodermic needles.

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