PHOENIX (AP) -Police found evidence of cocaine and drug paraphernalia at former major league pitcher Rod Beck's home on the day he died.
A police report released Tuesday indicated evidence in several places at Beck's house, including the bathroom and the master bedroom in which the 38-year-old Beck, a three-time All-Star who saved 286 games, was found dead at his northeast Phoenix home on June 23.
In a case on the bedroom floor, ``four small canisters contained a white powdery residue of suspected cocaine. The larger canister contained a dried paste, commonly used to produce rock cocaine,'' the report said. They also found a white powdery substance on the roll top desk.
Police also found a loaded semiautomatic handgun in a bag containing numerous glass bowl pipes and torch lighters.
The medical examiner is awaiting results of toxicology tests to establish a cause of death.
The police report said Beck called his personal assistant, Tina Buchanan, at 11:57 a.m. on June 23 and asked her to come to his home because he was not feeling well. When Buchanan arrived, she found Beck lying on the master bedroom floor ``not breathing and unresponsive,'' the report said.
Buchanan later told officers ``Beck used cocaine on a daily basis, but she did not know the quantity he was using,'' the report said. ``Beck has had seizures in the past and has recently suffered from hallucinations. The hallucinations were possibly caused by his cocaine use.''
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