Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Investigators found close to 50 envelope bags of what is believed be heroin in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment following his death from an apparent overdose, a law-enforcement source confirmed to E! News Monday.

Preliminary tests indicate that the packets did indeed contain heroin, the source said.

The Oscar winner's body was discovered by a friend Sunday morning after he didn't show up to get his three kids from their mother's house, as was previously scheduled. Hoffman had a needle in his arm and at first authorities said that two glassine bags containing heroin were found, as well as eight empty containers.

In addition to the 50 packets of heroin, we're told that they collected empty drug packets, more than 20 used syringes and prescription drugs.

Among the prescription meds, all of which were prescribed to Hoffman, were clonidine hydrochloride, used to treat high blood pressure; buprenorphine, an addiction-treatment drug; Vyvanse, used to treat attention-deficit disorder; hydroxyzine, often used as an anti-anxiety med; and the muscle relaxer methocarbamol.

CNN first reported the Rx rundown.

An autopsy was expected to be conducted today by the New York Medical Examiner's Office, though toxicology-test results will not be immediately available.

Playwright David Katz, the friend who found Hoffman, told the New York Times that he had seen the actor last week and he was "clean and sober, his old self."

"I really thought this chapter was over," Katz said.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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