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British Police Investigating Peaches Geldof's Drug Supply

UPDATED: After it emerged that heroin had played a role in the media personality's untimely death, local authorities told the media Friday there have been no arrests yet.
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LONDON -- British police have launched a criminal investigation into where Peaches Geldof was getting her drugs before her untimely death.

After it emerged Thursday that heroin had played a part in the 25-year-old's death, the police told the U.K. media Friday that there was an ongoing investigation into her supply of the drug.

Geldof was found dead April 7 by her husband, Thomas Cohen, in a spare bedroom in the couple's home, south of London in Kent.

Toxicology tests showed Geldof had heroin in her system, an inquest heard on Thursday.

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A police spokesman told the British media Friday that the Kent Police "can confirm an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in connection with the death of Peaches Geldof. There have been no arrests at this stage."

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate told Thursday's hearing: "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death."

Fotheringham also said in a statement released Friday that police seized drug paraphernalia from Geldof's home the day she was found dead.

The news of her death was a sad echo of the demise of her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000, when Peaches Geldof was 11.

In her final message on Twitter, she posted a photograph of herself as a toddler next to her mother.
 

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