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Philip Seymour Hoffman

2 Alleged Drug Dealers Targeted in Police Raid

2/5/2014 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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New York cops have just made 4 ARRESTS in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death … Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Our sources tell us … police have obtained a search warrant and are currently on scene at a NY apt. We're told police are targeting two individuals who they believe sold PSH heroin.  Sources say cops raided 3 units in the same building.

Sources also tell us … someone involved in the heroin market in NYC contacted police and gave them the names and addresses of two alleged drug dealers who pushed the drug.

We're told the heroin user told cops he buys from the same dealer Hoffman frequented and sometimes saw Hoffman in the dealer's apartment.  The informant says Hoffman would buy "bundles" of heroin at a time ... twice a week.

Sources say the informant told cops ... the alleged dealer -- a musician for a famous rapper -- would sometimes run out of his supply and use a secondary dealer, who sold "cheap s**t heroin" that was dangerous.  And the informant says ... Hoffman would get the secondary supply.

Four suspects are now in custody.  Law enforcement tells us all 4 were arrested for drugs found in the apartment units.

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10:15 PM PT -- Sources tell us 3 of the suspects are men ... 1 woman -- and officers found nearly 350 glassine baggies filled with heroin.  We're told one of the men -- Robert Vineberg has played sax for Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse, Wyclef, Tom Jones and David Bowie. He's been charged with felony drug possession.

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196.

Pam    

Really! I cannot believe the State of NY is wasting taxpayers money on this. Hoffman was and had been for many years a DOPE FEIN period. He had the means and resources to get help but he made the CHOICE to remain on Heroin (anyone with 50+ ballons of heroin obviously had a death wish - and he got it). Again, there are different laws for those with wealth. How many people has died from overdosing and there are, in our society, just another dead dope fein as it should be here with Hoffman

226 days ago
197.

wayne    

if they arrest all dealers who supply to these hollywood druggies that will pretty well take care of the drug dealers

226 days ago
198.

jack price    

Why are they arresting these guys for selling pest control.Just think of how much money the extermanation of these pest the health system and the U.S. will save if they were to get rit of all the hollywood drug crowd.Then we may get some decent movies.

226 days ago
199.

Saltine Crackas    

Funny how when a White Dope fiend dies cause he went to get and take drugs on his own free will, the powers that be have to blame everybody but the dope fiend. If he was black or Latino he woulda been just another dead druggie!

226 days ago
200.

kat40    

How did the police know whom to arrest was it that friends knew who the dealers were and told and another thing why aren't drug dealers arrested when just the average joe die from drugs hmmmm.ijs

226 days ago
201.

don    

Our sources tell us that the informant says we must be winning the war on drugs when the rich and famous die. he was no different tan any other addict, sooner or later you die with a needle in your arm. feel sorry for the people the idiot left behind not the idiot himself.

226 days ago
202.

don    

Our sources tell us, that the informant says the war on drugs must be working. thanks to the rich and famous dying from drugs. he was no different from any other addict.

226 days ago
203.

kdawg    

Well one less dumb ass celebrity gone. Let's think about this for a min, he chose to do drugs, he chose to put that needle in his arm, therefore , he chose drugs over his family and his fans. He deserved to die good riddance to a dumb ass I hope u are burning in hell. Like me hate me all you want but I don't care.

226 days ago
204.

lori    

Amazing how fast they found a movie stars junkie but not the normal junky.. HE KILLED HIMSELF,,,,

226 days ago
205.

wat    

I can totally understand them being arrested and charged with dealing. But if they charge them with manslaughter then something is seriously wrong. They sold him drugs which is a crime and they should be punished for it. They did not inject him with the stuff. He chose to do that himself. I'm a recovering herion addict myself and have no real sympathy for the animals pedeling this poison but the preson who is truely responsible for PSH's death is PSH. I hope these animals are charged and sentanced to the fullest extent for SELLING dope. Not manslaughter. I know, the article doens't say they're being charged with his death. We need to start holding people responsible for THEIR actions. I overdosed and nearly died many times while in the madness of my addiction. Had I died, it would have been my fault, not the dealer that happened to be on the street corner at the time. If it wasn't that dealer it would have been the next on the next corner. I'M responsible for what I did, not anyone else.

226 days ago
206.

patrick    

why,,,why target the dealers? This idiot Seymour had enough heroin to be arrested as a dealer. He put it into his own veins. Its amazing how some stupid actor, who portrays great men, but he himself is a drug using idiot brings out this much morning,,,why? Close the book, hes gone.

226 days ago
207.

k    

Some low life who can't take care of his own kids goes out and kills himself so now they go after the dealers. A bit too self righteous for me.

226 days ago
208.

Dave    

That's it! They did it. They won the war on drugs. 2 days after Hoffman dies the drug dealers that sold him the hot dozes are tracked down and arrested. Kinda makes you wonder why 22 or more people had to die, before the police used ALL of their resources to catch these guys. Could it be that Hoffman was a celebrity? Was it because he was a more "popular" drug addict than the other 22 people? I wonder how the families of the other 22 people feel knowing that it took an ACTOR to die before they arrested the pieces of garbage that supplied the drugs.

226 days ago
209.

tammy    

would there be such the urgency to catch the dealer if the death were just the joe next door? sad to see that just because someone is a star they get more attention than anyone else . a druggie is a druggie, famous or not.

226 days ago
210.

Nat Turner    

Philip was a grown man. No one put a gun to his head ,an said put this needle in your arm.

226 days ago
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