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Police: Arrests made in connection to Philip Seymour Hoffman death investigation


NEW YORK (ABC) -- Four people have been arrested in connection to the death investigation of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Police say the arrests were made after getting a tip about the four suspects dealing herion out of New York City apartment.  After executing search warrants, 350 bags of heroin were found.  Three men and one woman were taken into custody.

Robert Vineberg, 57, and Thomas Cushman, 48, were both charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. Vineberg was also charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Max Rosenbloom and Juliana Luchkiw, both 22, were charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The exact connection between the arrests and Hoffman's death is unclear – and the heroin recovered during Tuesday's raid did not include the "Ace of Spades" labels of the drug bags found in Hoffman's apartment.

Hoffman was found dead Sunday inside his Manhattan apartment.  Autopsy results are expected Wednesday. 


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