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4 Arrests Made in Connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

4 Arrests Made in Connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, according to TMZ.

The police targeted two alleged drug dealers that they believe sold heroin to the 46-year-old actor, who died in his apartment bathroom from an apparent drug overdose.

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An unknown individual, who also uses heroin, contacted the cops and provided them with the names and addresses of two alleged drug dealers.

According to the informant, the dealer would run out of his drug supply and rely on a secondary dealer, who sold cheap and dangerous heroin.

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  • LizEEEE

    They should get these dealers to name their clients, so that maybe a few more lives can be saved. Its too bad that Philip couldn’t have moved with his family to a more peaceful, safer, family friendly environment. Recovering addicts have to stay away from their former playgrounds.

  • Couper

    This story is phrased incredibly poorly. The dealers aren’t being arrested because Hoffman died, they are being arrested because they are dealing. Drug dealers don’t cause overdoses. It’s the people that do drugs that cause their own deaths. Believe it or not, there is no difference between “safe heroin” and “dangerous heroin”; heroin of any kind is dangerous.

  • Sophia

    @Couper: You are very poorly informed. Yes all drugs are bad for you, but there is quality heroin and absolute shitty heroin. Just like for all drugs. That’s why some dealers have high profile buyers, because they sell only the proverbial “luxury stuff”.

  • essie

    Guess it would depend whether PSH ODed from a large intake of heroin or whether it was directly due to the fetanyl. If it’s true they found 50 bags, seems like he was just getting started.

  • Sweetness

    Yes doing drugs is wrong, but PHS was also on prescription meds and it was 99.9% probably the mixing of the two. Since he has been a heroin user for over 20 years at his age mixing two forms of drugs will do a person in. His body had built up a tolerance for heroin.
    And the arresting of these dealers..uhmm didn’t PHS buy from them. He chose to buy from the dealers. Dealers usually don’t even take drugs. So these arrest are just for show…They will arrested and released. Are NY tax payers really going to spend money prosecuting high end drug dealers who deal to wealthy clientele?

  • liz

    Wait. Arrests? So if they catch the dealer, he/she will be charged for dealing illegal drugs right? Or could that be manslaughter since the person provided the drug that killed him? If so that’s ridiculous

  • scallywag

    What is it about a celebrity’s death to drugs that makes us all more alarmed, suddenly more aware of the pathos of addiction, the ravage that it causes? And if it takes the death of a celebrity to care, what do we think of those who succumb who aren’t celebrities or wealthy? And are we really solving the drug problem by now going after the dealer who sold the uber celebrity his fix? Isn’t there always someone waiting to sell if one dealer doesn’t?

    What are we not really admitting to ourselves about focusing so much on whether some dealer is arrested or not? Where’s the moral culpability on the user and where’s the culpability on society in general which lacks the courage to make real policy efforts to arrest addiction….and the trade it stems?

  • Lily

    To say the arrests are in connection to his death is pretty stupid…. He was an adult who made his own decisions, like choosing to buy and use drugs. You can’t just put the blame on the drug dealers.

  • newre

    BREAKING NEWS : about this drug dealers

  • legal eagle

    Felony murder?

  • jilli

    I still think his death is tragic and feel sad for his family. I guess some people would say they have no sympathy for him, but would they also say this about someone who gets lung cancer or copd from smoking, throat cancer or cirrhosis of the liver from drinking? A mired of illnesses from overeating? Sure a lot of people bring on illness and death from their lifestyle but can’t we show some compassion for them?

  • very sad

    Drug dealers should ALL be in prison. They are good for nothing and they play a part in bringing society down. No man is an island. When more and more individuals in society go downhill via drug abuse or whatever, it eventually affects everyone else too.