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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Planning for Long Heroin Binge

2/3/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Philip Seymour Hoffman
was clearly prepping to use heroin for the long haul before he died, because we now know ... cops found approximately 50 heroin bags in the NYC apartment.

Law enforcement sources initially put the number of bags at 10 ... but now we know the number is 5 times that.  Our sources say a number of the bags were full ... along with a number of unused needles.  The upshot ... Hoffman was ready for a heroin binge.

This makes the story about a possible drug deal at an ATM Saturday night even more interesting ... if Hoffman purchased a large quantity of heroin.


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He was supposed to get his kids and decides to do so high on heroin...WHAT A COLOSSAL DBAG! I don't care how good of an actor he was......

171 days ago

Serpent of Sandoz    

If he'd been found alive that "binge" would have become "possession with intent to sell", especially if he was a nobody.

171 days ago

Zam Zhinga    


171 days ago


a seasoned dopefiend can tear thru 50 bags in 1 weekend. i think describing it as a 'long term' binge is a bit ridiculous

171 days ago


With 50 bags could we consider that maybe it was a blaze of glory suicide?

171 days ago

Black Adam    

Sounds more like a planned suicide than an overdose.

171 days ago


TMZ - You're admitting that your previous story of 10 bags was inaccurate.
How do we know this next story is inaccurate too?

171 days ago


He took a different than his partner and children in Oct. I'm sorry but this looks like suicide through overdose.

171 days ago


50 bags.... Not 50 bags with heroin inside.... just 50 bags.
Another inaccurate/ misleading story from TMZ.

171 days ago

Suzanne Smith     

Just another example of what slime TMZ and Harvey Levein are! This man is ****ing dead *******s! No need to go over the details to hurt his family. They are hurt enough. His was a great actor and a human being just like everyone else. With the ****in exception of you gnarly *******s at TMZ! You have no ****ing news so you go out & trash a dead guy! You've proven to the world again what douchebags you are!

171 days ago


Buprenorphine is used like methadone to block cravings and withdrawal symptoms but can also be DEADLY if mixed with other narcotic meds and especially heroin.
All the drugs he had in his apartment, I'm sure if he took the Subutex he would have had to shoot up more amounts of heroin to feel a high, which probably resulted in his overdose. And damn, if he was taking BP meds, he probably bottomed out.

171 days ago


So sad. He was a great actor. RIP dude.

171 days ago


A brick of heroin (50 bags) is hardly a binge for a daily user or one with a tolerance. That would typically last two days for someone who uses daily.

171 days ago

Miss K    

You all are hilarious!! You go in on that Jared guy about his comments and say he's being insensitive and then you post all unnecessary crap about this man! Everyone knew he had problems with addiction and unfortunately it took his life. Let him rest in peace and stop with all these post! As you said he has 3 small children, they don't need all this out there!! Smh!!

171 days ago


I wonder if he had money on the hawks or Broncos. ..

171 days ago
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