Four suspected drug dealers were arrested on Feb. 4 in New York City. Police believe they may have sold drugs to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead on Feb. 2 of an apparent overdose.
Cops busted into a drug den on Mott Street in NYC on Feb. 4, and found approximately 350 envelopes contain what they suspect to be heroin, New York Post is reporting. Police had a search warrant after receiving a tip that Philip Seymour Hoffman had allegedly purchased drugs there a couple of months ago.
Drug Dealers Arrested Over Philip Seymour Hoffman — Did They Sell Him Drugs?
The four arrested, who are suspected to be heroin dealers are Robert Vineberg, 57, and Thomas Kushman 48, who were charged with felony drug possession, and Max Rosenblum, 22, and Juliana Luchkiw, 22, who were charged with misdemeanor drug possession.
Bags of heroin found in the raid did not have the “Ace of Spaces” logo on the bags, like those found next to Philip’s body.
On Feb. 5, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said that autopsy results were inconclusive; more tests must be done.
Philip’s Untimely Death
Philip had previously revealed that he did drugs in college but had been sober for 23 years before checking himself into rehab in May 2013.
Unfortunately, his relapse was deadly. On Feb. 2, he was found in the bathroom of a New York apartment with a needle in his arm. “He was shooting up in the bathroom,” police told the New York Post.
A source to Philip shed light on the sad situation EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com:
“He really couldn’t kick his addiction but was very good at hiding it and making it look like he was defeating his demons.”
A private funeral is reportedly scheduled to take place in New York on Feb. 9.
— Dory Larrabee