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Hoffman's Accused Dealer

I Didn't Sell Him Deadly Heroin

2/10/2014 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0210-phillip-seymour-hoffman-01The guy accused of selling Philip Seymour Hoffman the heroin that killed him SWEARS he didn't do it -- but he wouldn't deny selling heroin to Hoffman in the past.

Robert Vineberg -- who did an interview with the NY Post from inside jail over the weekend -- says he hadn't seen Hoffman since last year ... long before the actor passed away.

If he had known Hoffman was in town the weekend he died, Vineberg says he would have tried to "save him" because he knew the actor had a serious heroin problem.

Which sounds like BS ... because when Vineberg was asked if he had ever dealt heroin to Hoffman in the months before the actor's death, Vineberg declined to comment. Nevertheless, Vineberg insists the heroin Hoffman injected immediately before his death was NOT from him.

As for Hoffman's drug use, Vineberg seemed to know a lot about it, claiming he's convinced Hoffman was using 10 bags of heroin a day.

As we reported, Vineberg -- allegedly Hoffman's primary dealer -- was one of 4 people arrested last week in connection with Hoffman's death.

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1.

Tazz    

How about taking responsibility for doing drugs and OD'ing. The dealer didn't put a gun to his head to shoot up. Just stop looking to blame someone other than himself. It's very sad, but ultimately it's on him.

222 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Who cares, it would have never happened if Phillip hadn't chosen to be a junkie HIMSELF

222 days ago
3.

The Zombie    

Like he's gonna say "YEAH, I gave it to him!".

222 days ago
4.

indaknow    

This junky lived his life in the land of make believe. He bastard three kids and his biggest claim to fame is that he died sitting on a toilet with a gay porno magazine on his lap and a needle in his arm. The world is still spinning and the sun is still rising. It's time to move on to more important things live Bieber and the Kardashians.

222 days ago
5.

Canadasux    

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

222 days ago
6.

wornoutmama    

I don't believe the guy would've tried to help him. If that were the case he wouldn't be dealing in the first place. But Hoffman OD'ed with his own hands. He ultimately takes responsibility for his own death.

222 days ago
7.

Unbroken Chain    

YoU already ran this same exact story last week. With all that's going on, you'd think you guys could do a decent job

222 days ago
8.

shakedoggy    

he wood still be alive 2day had he bin under the care of dr conrad murray. and his death lends credence to dr murray's claim that mycle injected himself. with fillip see-more halfman, the needle was still in his arm. proof that dr murray had nuttin to do with his deth.

222 days ago
9.

Truth is    

He only sold him "good" heroin....smfh

222 days ago
10.

ASH    

The dealer isn't guilty of murder,
the person taking the drugs is.

222 days ago
11.

Kelly    

PSH is already forgotten because he wasn't hot.

222 days ago
12.

Lala    

See this is EXACTLY what happens when you take the RESPONSIBILITY AWAY from the ACTUAL PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DEATH...

Is there ANY EVIDENCE that this "dealer" actually CAUSED the death of PSH??? NO... NONE... unless of course he videoed himself shooting PSH up with heroin...

Wasn't there a WHISPER that the OLSEN TWINS had dealt drugs to HEATH LEDGER when he ODed??? Were THEY arrested and jailed???

If this "dealer" acted illegally (and their is PROOF)... then YES... he should be in jail... FOR SELLING DRUGS... PERIOD... NOT for "possibly" selling drugs to a junkie that ODed HIMSELF...

Sometimes blaming SOMEONE ELSE ends up backfiring... rather than just saying PSH oded... SADLY AND TRAGICALLY... Everyone wants someone to "pay"/blame ... and now everyone KNOWS what a strung out JUNKIE PSH was...

222 days ago
13.

indaknow    

Next to OD will be Lindsey Lohan, Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Paris hilton and a lot of other losers I can't think of at the moment cause I am slamming some heroin in my arm.

221 days ago
14.

indaknow    

Robert Vineberg should be given a metal or better yet on the next State of the Union speech the President should martyr him for getting rid of this disgraceful turd.

221 days ago
15.

garwilly     

He did a great job, useless fat pile of hog sh!t

221 days ago
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