No Drugs Found on Rolled-Up $20 Bill Near Ledger
Plus: The actor's body is released to a New York City funeral home after the autopsy
Tests found no drug residue on a rolled-up $20 bill found near Heath Ledger‘s body, police said Wednesday.
A source had said white powder was found on the bill – but authorities later said a drug test came up negative.
Police did find prescription medication near the body of the Brokeback Mountain star, said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said during a press conference.
“Some of them were sleeping pills, in essence, and some other drugs there as well. … We are going to wait for the toxicology report.”
The Associated Press reports that six different types of prescription drugs were found in the apartment, including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills.
Meanwhile, Ledger’s body has been released to a New York City funeral home. Arrangements have not been disclosed.
The TV report stressed that it is not known whether Ledger, 28, owned the substances in question or if he even ingested them.
• Reporting by KRISTIN BOEHM, KATHY EHRICH DOWD and STEPHEN M. SILVERMAN