Philip Seymour Hoffman possible drug dealers arrested
Philip Seymour Hoffman was probably killed by heroin on February 2. But who gave him the drug? According to several sources, The New York City police took four people into custody on February 4. It looks like the four (three men and one woman) were the actor’s dealers. The police arrested the four at an apartment on Mott St. in Chinatown.
Three of those arrested, Robert Vineberg, 57; Juliana Luchkiw, 22; and Max Rosenblum, 22, lived in the building, while Thomas Cushman, 48, did not. While Cushman was charged with misdemeanor possession, Luchhkiw, Rosenblum and Vineberg were arrested on charges of criminal use of paraphernalia and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The cops also seized more than 350 bags of heroin from three apartments in the building.
So far it’s unclear if the four are the source of the drugs that killed Hoffman. They could also be a part of a larger drug ring.
One thing is for sure: the heroin in his West Village apartment did not contain fentanyl. Heroin laced with fentanyl is responsible for the deaths of more than 20 people in Pennsylvania recently.