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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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31.

EmmaL27    

Well that's a pretty sh!tty dealer...

225 days ago
32.

JayJay    

I thought they found the person responsible for Phillips death? ...they are now at the morge in a body bag with a tag!!!!

225 days ago
33.

Ashley     

Hmm, wasn't he breaking the law by buying the drugs & using drugs? So that makes him a criminal, right? He dies & everyone blames everyone else. Of course the dealers should go to jail but it takes buyers for dealers to stay in business. Police only care because if they didn't catch these dealers "the famous" would not accept it. Many die from overdose of drugs but funny how "now" it's paramount to catch the dealers. Maybe if they arrested Seymour for breaking the law of doing drugs earlier then he wouldn't be dead so maybe it's the police department's fault he's dead. Really now, if we need to blame someone let's analyze it a bit more. We could even blame his girlfriend for knowing or his friends & not telling the police he was breaking the law. Jail would've gotten him clean.

225 days ago
34.

Santasunsetwoodica    

I just have one question! How in the world is keith richards still alive?

225 days ago
35.

glittersv    

Nice !!! Im not rich my sons death was set up and everyone knows it the police talked to me like a pos ive never done wrong but my son was disposable cars ive nothing t to offer society like riches films music im just a broken mother.

225 days ago
36.

Michael    

Why is no one focusing on this part...

"the alleged dealer -- a musician for a famous rapper"...

who's the rapper?

225 days ago
37.

chris22garcia    

The guy died already. Let him rest in peace. Why do you have to do all this investigation now. Giving him a bad name after he died. You guys are unbelievable. Media is stupid period. I hate all you guys.

225 days ago
38.

BobbyC    

"Where were you guys a week ago?"

- PSH's family and friends and fans

225 days ago
39.

News Flash     

I can't believe a user narc'd like that, ruined his/her connection.

225 days ago
40.

AllieFrid    

His his death more important than the thousands of others who died in that city? I don't see this interest by the cops in those deaths. Celebrity sucks.

225 days ago
41.

Me    

Now, if the only put in the same effort when someone "non-famous" dies from a SELF INDUCED drug OD will this be news. GTFOH.

225 days ago
42.

Jim    

So... NYPD is only interested in catching the dealers AFTER the illegal drugs kill a celebrity? Sad...

225 days ago
43.

KimKnLohanRSlutbags    

This is a routine activity whenever someone overdoses. You know like if we OD all of us would have the freaking city looking for the dope dealers right?! Actors are way overpaid and sucked off way too much.

225 days ago
44.

meme    

Why does it take the death of celebrity for NYPD to do something? I wonder how many regular old schmucks OD'd off the same garbage and no one cared.

225 days ago
45.

lastrebel    

They should put their balls in a vice and crank on it until they give up their source. Then continue on up the chain. Stop spending all the resources on potheads and deal with REAL drugs.

225 days ago
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