Four arrests were made last night in connection with the drug death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Police obtained a search warrant and raided three apartments in a NYC building after getting insider information from drug users and dealers in the NYC area. The arrests were made after an anonymous source in the city’s heroin market gave the names and addresses of two alleged drug dealers that sold Hoffman heroin, leading to his drug overdose death.
One of the four suspects arrested in connection with Hoffman’s drug death is Robert Vineberg, a saxophone player for Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse, among others. He has been charged with felony drug possession. All four of the suspects, consisting of three men and one woman, were arrested for drugs found in the apartment unit. Police reportedly confiscated 350 glassine baggies filled with heroin.
TMZ reported the alleged dealer would show up at Hoffman’s apartment twice a week with “bundles” of heroin. But when the dealer ran out of his supply and use a separate person for the drugs, the source claims Hoffman would get “cheap s*** heroin” that was dangerous to use and likely played a role in his drug overdose death.
Meanwhile, Hoffman’s funeral service will take place tomorrow. His long-time partner, Mimi O’Donnell, is reportedly planning the funeral that will be held in the Upper East Side. The service will reportedly be small and limited only to close family and friends. Hoffman and O’Donnell were together for 15 years and had three children, but there are unconfirmed reports that the couple had recently split due to his drug addiction.
It’s also unclear whether the Westboro Baptist Church will picket his funeral. The controversial church announced their plans to do this last Sunday and since some of the members were near NYC for the Super Bowl, it’s possible they could be waiting around the area for the funeral. “Another 1 bites the dust. Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead #Time2StopTeachingSinYet #picketfuneral #ServeGodandLive,” they tweeted. The Westboro Baptist Church also made reference to Hoffman’s portrayal of Father Flynn in Doubt, later tweeting that “today Philip Seymour Hoffman knows God hates raping priests, such as he portrayed in Doubt. Should’ve said that when he had the platform.”