NYPD Searching for Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Drug Dealer

By Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times
February 3, 2014 Updated: February 3, 2014

NEW YORK—Police are searching for the drug dealer who supplied deceased actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman with drugs found in his Greenwich Village apartment. According to reports from the New York Post and Associated Press, about 70 bags of heroin were found in Hoffman’s apartment when it was searched on Monday.

Hoffman, 46, was found in a bathroom with a syringe in his arm and with glassine envelopes of what was believed to be heroin, officials said. Bottles of prescription pills were also discovered.

Some of the one-dose packets were stamped with an ace of hearts symbol, and others with the words “Ace of Spades,” another law enforcement official said. All officials who have commented on the case are speaking on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk about evidence found at the scene.

Stamps are common as a form of drug-world branding, and authorities make note of the ones they encounter. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the ace of hearts and ace of spades stamps could lead investigators to any clues about the source of the items found in Hoffman’s apartment.

“An internal email went out to all supervisors asking if anyone has had any experience with those brand names of drugs,” a law enforcement source told The Post. “They’re going to try to find the source.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.