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.''

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail MLB Player Futures: Home Run Leader It seems like only yesterday that the Chicago Cubs shattered their 71-year curse by winning the World Series over the Cleveland Indians in thrilling Game 7...
Thumbnail Twins Win Total Prediction Will the Minnesota Twins make any charge in the AL Central this season? Here’s our thoughts on their 2017 campaign.
Thumbnail Brewers Win Total Prediction Did the Milwaukee Brewers do enough this offseason to be competitive in the 2017 season?
Thumbnail Marlins Win Total Prediction After a very difficult end to 2016, can the Miami Marlins regroup and turn 2017 into an uplifting story?
Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.

MLB Team Pages