Police have finally made arrests in their intensive search to find Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug dealers. Four people were arrested Tuesday night in connection to Hoffman’s overdose over the weekend. One of the people arrested, as identified by CNN, is 22-year-old Max Rosenblum. Rosenblum is an aspiring DJ with an EP on the way, according to his Facebook page.
Here is what you need to know:
1. He Was Arrested in an Apartment on Mott Street
Rosenblum, along with his girlfriend, Juliana Luchkiw, 22, Robert Vineberg, 57, and Thomas Cushman, 48, were arrested when police raided an apartment at 302 Mott Street in Manhattan.
2. 350 Bags of Drugs Were Discovered
Inside the apartment, police discovered 350 glassine-type bags filled with white powder, believed to be heroin. The police also discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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3. Police Believe There is a Connection to Hoffman’s Drugs
According to police, one of the people arrested, 57-year-old Robert Vineberg, had Hoffman’s cell phone number in his phone.
However, the believed-heroin found in the Mott Street apartment did not match the “branding” found in Hoffman’s home. The bags found in the police raid were branded “black list” and “red bull” and not the playing cards found in Hoffman’s West Village apartment.
According to the Daily Mail, the day Hoffman died, Rosenblum retweeted something on his Twitter page that said, “dealer turnt dj.”
4. He is Charged with a Number of Drug Crimes
Rosenblum is charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. It is possible that as the investigation continues and the substance believed to be heroin is tested, more charges could be tacked on.
5. Hoffman’s Body was Discovered on Sunday
Hoffman was found on February 2 in the West Village apartment. He was reportedly found in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm. Although the official cause of death has yet to be determined, the media is reporting that Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.
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