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Philip Seymour Hoffman heroin dealer: Hoffman injected 10 bags a day, was a pal

Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged heroin dealer spoke out in a jailhouse interview about the actor whom he referred to as "a friend." On Feb. 9, Mail Online reported that Robert Vineberg has denied selling Hoffman the drugs that killed him but says that he used to try and help Hoffman stay clean. Vinberg also estimated that Hoffman would inject 10 bags of heroin PER DAY!

"When you're clean for that long of a time, your body can't take as much. Your body doesn't have the tolerance. He was a hard-core addict. How much was he found with? Seventy bags. You do the math . . . That's a one-week supply," said Vineberg in an interview with the New York Post.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged heroin dealer was arrested along with three other people who are believed to have been involved with getting drugs to the actor according to the reports. Even still Vineberg says that he was a friend to Hoffman and nothing more. He says they would get together and talk about books and "normal" things and that his phone number in Hoffman's phone was strictly a friendship and not a drug-based relationship... at least not recently.

"I could've saved him. If I knew he was in town, I would've said, 'Hey, let's make an AA meeting.' If I was with him, it wouldn't have happened. Not under my guard," said Vineberg.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged heroin dealer has been charged with felony drug possession.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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