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February 5th, 2014
09:07 PM ET

Four arrested in connection with drugs found in Hoffman's apartment

New York (CNN) - Four people believed to be connected to the drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment were arrested late Tuesday night, law enforcement officials told CNN.

During the raid that led to the arrest of the three men and one woman, police recovered 350 small plastic bags of what is believed to be heroin, the officials said. The bags of alleged heroin were branded "black list" and "red bull" - not the same brands found in Hoffman's apartment, the sources said.

Apartments at 302 Mott Street in Manhattan, where the four were arrested, are part of the investigation into Hoffman's death, according to a police source.

The source identified the suspects being investigated in connection with drugs sold to Hoffman as Juliana Luchkiw, 22, charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana; Max Rosenblum, 22, charged with criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana; Robert Vineberg, 57, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia; and Thomas Cushman, 48, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Jeanne

    Narcan, brand name for Naloxone, has been used by ER Depts & by field Paramedics (of which I was one), at least since 1970s. It's the "drug of choice for narcotic overdose" How is it that the news of this "new miracle drug " is getting to NYC in another century?Your state's EMS officials have the answers. And, I offer a tip-A) to those who decide to continue to use heroin& other drugs commonly implicated in ODs, , add some Narcan to your stash B) to those who sell the foregoing, add some Narcan to your "menu"

    February 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  2. bubba's cousin

    ALL 4 might plead 'not guilty', wow! that's a shocker....

    February 6, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Reply

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