February 14th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Attorney: My client was not Philip Seymour Hoffman's dealer

The alleged drug dealer suspected of selling heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman was granted a $200,000 bond.

Robert Vineberg sat in a Manhattan court room as his attorney denied he was a drug dealer and told the judge the 300 bags of heroin that were found in his apartment were for his personal use.

The self-admitted heroin addict was arrested two days after Hoffman was found dead in his apartment from an apparent heroin overdose.

Police say Hoffman's number was also found on Vineberg's cell phone.

Wineberg's defense attorney Edward Kratt tells CNN's Erin Burnett that there was "no profit motive" in this case.

"The small amount of drugs and the small amount of money, $1,000 in the drug business is nothing," Kratt said.

Defense Attorney Edward Kratt is OutFront.

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