Several bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment were potentially lethal ... so says a woman who almost died from using the brand.
We got this photo from a woman who is very familiar with the NYC heroin scene. She asked us not to ID her. The woman gave us this picture, showing the "Ace of Hearts" heroin brand.
She tells us she injected herself with a "tiny bit" of "Ace of Hearts" back in Sept., and says she stopped breathing almost instantly. She was revived with CPR and landed in the hospital.
The woman says when she got out of the hospital she went to cops and told them about what she called a lethal strain of heroin going around NYC.
The woman says she saw Hoffman on the streets in the weeks before he died and it was apparent to her he was strung out.
We do not know if Hoffman injected himself with "Ace of Hearts" the day he died, since there were dozens of heroin bags in his apartment. It appears Hoffman may have died quickly after an injection, since a needle was sticking out of his left arm when he was found.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
'Ace of Hearts' Heroin
Traced to Near Fatal OD
2/4/2014 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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