Four Arrested in Connection with Phillip Seymour Hoffman Overdose
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Police in New York City have arrested four people believed to be connected to the heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment, NYPD officials said early Wednesday.
The Capote actor, a father of three, was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. Hoffman had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the weeks before he died, but cops 50 packets of heroin when they searched his home.
Armed with that knowledge, investigators set out on a mission to track down the origin of the drugs.
Their big break came Tuesday.
After discovering surveillance footage of the Oscar winner withdrawing $1,200 from an ATM on Saturday evening, officers busted the group believed to have supplied the heroin that killed Hoffman.
The arrests were made during a raid on a building in Manhattan’s Chinatown district. A law enforcement official tells CNN that the raid yielded 350 glassine bags of heroin.
According to NBC New York, three men — ranging in age from their fifties to their twenties –- and a woman in her twenties have been detained in connection with the apparent overdose.
A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department has confirmed that the heroin found in Hoffman’s apartment was not cut or mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic believed by health authorities to be responsible for multiple overdoses across the United States in recent months.
Hoffman will be laid to rest in a private funeral service, to be attended by family and friends, later this month.