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Wed Feb 5, 2014, 01:01 PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose death: 4 suspected heroin dealers arrested


Police busted the foursome at a Mott St. apartment building, acting on a tip the heroin that killed Hoffman originated from the location. Officials also disclosed that the heroin found in Hoffman's apartment did not contain the pain reliever fentanyl, which has killed 22 people in Pennsylvania.

Cops Tuesday night busted three men and a woman in a downtown Manhattan apartment building who might have been suppliers of the heroin that killed Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Acting on informants’ tips that the deadly drug originated from the Mott St. location, cops arrested the four suspected dealers — Thomas Cushman, 48; Robert Vineberg, 57; Juliana Luchkiw, 22; and Max Rosenblum, 22 — at around 7 p.m. and seized more than 350 bags of heroin from three apartments, police sources said.

Police were not certain if those arrested actually sold the lethal heroin to Hoffman or if they are part of a larger drug distribution ring, the sources said.

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