(UPDATE) Four arrested in connection with drugs in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment
Update: Police arrested four people on drug charges Tuesday night.
Robert Vineberg, 57, and Thomas Cushman, 48, were charged with felony drug possession of a controlled substance. Vineberg was also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
Max Rosenblum, 22, and Juliana Luchkiw, 21, were charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of a controlled drug substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.
Metro’s original story is below:
Four suspects were taken into custody Tuesday night in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, according to police.
Officers raided a East Village apartment building in Manhattan around 7 p.m. after receiving a tip that a dealer who sold to the actor was there.
A search warrant was obtained prior to the raid, police said, and heroin was found in the Mott Street apartments.
Police said charges against the four were pending.
Hoffman was found in the bathroom of his Bethune Street apartment Sunday, dead from an apparent overdose.
Heroin was also found in his apartment, but preliminary testing reportedly did not find fentanyl, a powerful pain reliever recently linked to dozens of deaths.
An autopsy on Hoffman’s body was planned for Tuesday night, according to the medical examiner.
With reporting by Laura Shin.
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