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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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bmsvds    

If a homeless addict had died, the police would have closed the case and forgot about it.

260 days ago
17.

Lil-za    

Bieber for president 2016 ticket!

260 days ago
18.

Eric Cartman    

It should of been Bieber instead. Then we'd all be celebrating with canned silly string.

260 days ago
19.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

"I want to r very clear on this- these charges have EVERYTHING to do with Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death." -Police

260 days ago
20.

Knownbutunknown     

This story shows you how many problems that our country has but it's worse than this. I am kinda convinced that the end is upon us...this story is cray cray

260 days ago
21.

HeyYou    

A bunch of Jews and heroin

260 days ago
22.

Cj    

I can't help but wonder how other families who have lost their loved ones feel watching how fast cops made a bust to get PSH dealers.. You don't hear of this happening when John Doe over doses ever. Even dead celebs still get special treatment .......

260 days ago
23.

elm    

They should crucify all 4 of them on Broadway along with the light dimming, just to expiate the metropolitan guilt a bit over the guy's death. Even the one they didn't even charge. It will be cathartic for everyone who did nothing to prevent PSH doing himself in.

260 days ago
24.

5anderella    

Boo to Much Music who played an episode of The Clevland Show dissing The actor

260 days ago
25.

FUTMZ    

Linds wants to know what happened to all the cocaine....

260 days ago
26.

nick    

Great dealers are on the hook for a 40something white movie star......If the story was about a missing black girl no mass of cops.....shame on the cops and shame on TMZ for not saying this

260 days ago
27.

LB    

Joe Blow down the street died of drugs last night. Case was open and shut within the same 24 hours.

260 days ago
28.

News Flash     

John Belushi all over again.

260 days ago
29.

maria    

PSH was the only person who should be blamed. Stop enabling junkies.

260 days ago
30.

vii    

Sure, blame the drug dealers. Chicken, or the egg?

260 days ago
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