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Philip Seymour Hoffman Death

Cops Did NOT Arrest Dangerous Heroin Supplier

2/6/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cops did NOT snag the drug dealer who was allegedly selling dangerous heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman ... sources tell TMZ.

We know the informant -- who armed cops with the info they needed to get a search warrant -- claimed Hoffman had 2 principal heroin suppliers. We're told the informant said Robert Vineberg was the main guy, but when he would run out of heroin Vineberg would send a guy named Max Rosenblum to get more smack from someone down the street.

As we reported, Vineberg was arrested in Tuesday's bust and has been charged with felony heroin possession with an intent to sell. He pled not guilty. Rosenblum has been charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession.

As for the "dealer down the street" -- he was not arrested.  The informant claims that dealer was selling low-grade, very dangerous heroin.  The informant says he came forward because he believes Hoffman may have been using the stash from the dealer down the street when he died.

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Zack    

Backtrack much?

76 days ago
2.

OhWell    

Flip - Flop
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TMZ Should Be Politicians.

76 days ago
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Eye roll     

Why do I even bother coming on tmzzzzz site?

76 days ago
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Superbowlchamps    

I was really worried about how I was going to get it. Now I can rest easy.

76 days ago
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Sheldon Siegel    

"...Dangerous Heroin Supplier"

As opposed to the cuddly, teddybear heroin suppliers?

76 days ago
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Eye roll     

My cousins brothers step cousins sisters dad sells prescription medicine Motrin 800 and I can't believe he makes $6 a week. He she it's been out of work for 11 months.

76 days ago
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boo boo    

Wait wait wait....you mean there's more than ONE heroin dealer in NYC? Tmz just makes stuff up as they go along....

76 days ago
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Bill Foresman    

Not that they shouldn't be arrested but addicts are going to get their drugs one way or the other!

76 days ago
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sowhat    

i love how these guys are called ' principal heroin suppliers' instead of drug dealers just because they have Jewish last names.

I love this site :)

76 days ago
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think101    

I hate all drug dealers, good stuff or bad stuff. Now if the bad stuff is so bad that its killing people, they need to be taken off the streets right now. Everyone knows that drugs are dangerous but these animals are knowingly killing people by mixing it. Thats not dealing, thats murder.

76 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

TMZ wrong again

76 days ago
12.

Unbroken Chain    

Don't you get tired of having to backtrack on half the stories. Where is journalistic integrity?

76 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

You guys and gals @ TMZ might want to consider another line of work. Perhaps posing as leaves in the Fall. You are allllll over the place.

76 days ago
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Giggity    

Jewish drug dealers??? That's a first for me!!!

76 days ago
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She's baaaack    

That's kind of funny. Jevvish guys = not black enough. Let 'em go.

76 days ago
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