A bag of crack cocaine was found inside DJ AM's sweat pants, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively from a NYPD source close to the investigation into the disc jockey's death.
The revelation came as an autopsy was being conducted on AM Saturday afternoon. Results are reportedly inconclusive, pending toxicology tests which typically take several weeks to complete.
Police first entered the 36-year-old's $2 million SoHo apartment at 5:23 PM Friday after worried friends had tried unsuccessfully to reach him. Police and emergency medical workers discovered his lifeless body on top of his bed. A glass crack pipe was found nearby.
"It wasn't until a while later when police actually found the bag of crack," said the NYPD source. "It wasn't discovered until his body was moved for the first time. The bag of crack was in the groin area inside the sweat pants he was wearing."
There had been reports that AM had been found shirtless but the source told us he was wearing one and that it was removed by EMS workers when they were confirming his death. "When police examined his body for the first time, his shirt was off and that may have well accounted for the confusion. But they initially didn't discover the bag of crack until his corpse was moved during their investigation."
In other new details, the source says police found more than a dozen bottles of prescription pills in the kitchen of his seven-floor Lafayette Street apartment. "Xanax and the painkiller Vicodin were among the pills found," said the source.
The idea that AM was again using illicit drugs is coming as a shock to many of his friends many of whom have commented on how proud he was of his 11 years of sobriety.
The time of death has not yet been officially announced but RadarOnline.com has also learned that AM was still alive at least into the early hours of Friday morning because they have discovered some IMs
sent from him as late as 1 a.m. "He was alive Thursday night and into early Friday morning from the time of these texts," said the source. "He was texting an unidentified individual as late as 1 a.m."
It is unknown at this time if the messages were to his ex-girlfriend.