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Hoffman arrests: 4 arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose

Hoffman's death has led to four arrests by police. On Feb. 5, MSN reported that a raid at a building in Chinatown (Manhattan) led to the arrests of all four people -- all believed to have a connection to the drugs that were found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment.

"New York police Sergeant Thomas Antonetti, without linking the arrests to Hoffman's death, named the four as Robert Vineberg, 57, Thomas Cushman, 48, Max Rosenblum and Juliana Luchkiw, both 22. The older two were charged with felony drug possession and the younger two were charged with misdemeanor drug possession, he said" (via MSN).

The Hoffman arrests came just two days after his lifeless body was found on the bathroom floor of his Greenwich apartment, a needle still stuck in his arm. Police reportedly found a lot of heroin pouches, many labeled "Ace of Spades" which is believed to be a potent type of the drug.

As previously reported, Hoffman's estranged girlfriend and his mother both arrived at a New York funeral home on Tuesday to finalize funeral plans. A private wake for "the family and close friends" will be held on Thursday evening following by a private funeral service on Friday morning. A memorial (perhaps public) is reportedly being planned for later this month.

The Hoffman arrests likely won't lead to a charge in his death directly, but perhaps holding these four men accountable for selling illegal drugs could help save the life of another user.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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