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Philip Seymour Hoffman Death

Drug Suspects Arraigned

2/5/2014 5:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Three of the four people arrested in what cops believe may be a link to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death were in court, and have been arraigned on drug charges.

Robert Vineberg -- the man a police informant claims sold drugs to him and Hoffman -- pled not guilty to felony possession of heroin with an intent to sell.

Vineberg's attorney, Ed Kratt, tells TMZ, "these charges have NOTHING to do with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman."

Juliana Luchkiw and Max Rosenblum are NOT charged with heroin possession.  Instead, prosecutors have charged them with 1 count each for possession of cocaine ... a misdemeanor.

We spoke with the lawyer for Juliana who pled not guilty.  The lawyer says his client has never met Hoffman. 

A fourth man --Thomas Cushman -- was arrested but not charged with a crime due to lack of evidence.

TMZ broke the story .... an informant who triggered the bust has told cops ... Vineberg was Hoffman's main dealer, and the actor came by his apartment twice a week to score dozens of bags of heroin.

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1.

Factual    

The person responsible for SPH's death has already paid the price, SPH.

77 days ago
2.

Joey Boots    

So the next time a black guy n Harlem od's on heroin the NYPD are going to jump through the same hoops to get that dealer as well, yes?

77 days ago
3.

vroomvroom    

This pusher actor and all his druggie actor friends visiting him are responsible...he has kids he didn't care for
He bought he used, he's to blame
Smoke weed ppl, drugs with chemicals are bad for you

77 days ago
4.

Mumra the Ever Living    

A junkie informant giving up his go to dealer? I don't think so.

77 days ago
5.

boo boo    

Thank heavens all those resources were exhausted getting two coke users and the only heroin dealer in NYC off the city streets. I'm sure they do this everytime someone ODs, right?

77 days ago
6.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

No one forced Philip to stick a needle in his arm, it's his own fault

77 days ago
7.

spock    

wow, i feel safer already ha ha

77 days ago
8.

chaozz    

So if your famous police care who sold you drugs, Wow F**up society. Really sends a message to the rest of the normal people.

77 days ago
9.

She's baaaack    

Not B eiber, not Lohan, not POTUS roots. It sure looks like TMZ is scraping the bottom of the barrel once again.

77 days ago
10.

Breaking Bones    

While i commend the Police Dept for getting these guys off the streets
I have to ask the question.....
Would the arrests made by the Police
be as swift if it were just us mere mortals...and not a Hollywood celebrity?
one wonders......

77 days ago
11.

ASHY LARRY    

Yo's B in trouble, boy.

77 days ago
12.

Truth is    

Jews/Russian as drug dealers...you don't say....god's chosen huh

77 days ago
13.

TMP    

The only person to BLAME for PSH's death is PSH. Yes the drug sellers and the people who make them are s*** too, but they weren't the ones pushing down on the needle. Why don't the police hunt and track down EVERY drug dealer for EVERY OD that happens?

77 days ago
14.

Marcus    

I didn't know so many Jews were drug dealers...

77 days ago
15.

Mr. Smith    

Cities of millions can get very claustrophobic, a guy worth millions should have established a place in a nature setting , part of the city is the ability to escape into a party underworld vibe to keep on movin' , his normal was being covert or being on stage, both tough traits normally.

77 days ago
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