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It says Anne Heche was under the influence of cocaine when she crashed

New evidence obtained by the LAPD points towards narcotics as a primary factor in Heche’s near fatal crash.



Anne Heche visits The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022, in Beverly Hills, California, for the 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The Los Angeles Police Department has released new details about the events leading up to Anne Heche’s near-fatal car crash last week. TMZ reports that blood tests conducted at the hospital reveal signs of cocaine and fentanyl, contradicting widespread speculation that Heche was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

After sustaining “significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” Heche is still in critical condition following her crash last Friday.

According to a statement made to the Los Angeles Times by LAPD Public Information Officer Jeff Lee, there is some uncertainty as to what hospital-administered drugs factored into Heche’s blood tests, so a second test will be administered with the hope of receiving those final results in 30 to 90 days.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that a search warrant had been obtained to test Heche’s blood as part of an investigation into the crash that occurred on the 1700 block of South Walgrove Avenue in the Mar Vista neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles.

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Heche’s crash, which completely destroyed the exterior and interior of a home owned by Jennifer Durand, was reported to her by her tenant, Lynne Mishele, but she has not yet been charged with any crime in connection with the crash as of the time of this post.

“Lynne called me and asked if I was sitting down, and then she told me a car had crashed through the home, and it was on fire,” Durand says in a quote to People. It took her a while to process what was going on because she was so shaken up that she could hardly speak.