Four arrested in connection with drugs at Hoffman home: Four people have been arrested in connection with drugs found at the home of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death Sunday from an apparent overdose of heroin, reported the New York Daily News, citing unidentified police sources.
The arrests reportedly came during a raid on a building in Manhattan’s Chinatown district, after police traced the heroin that is believed to have killed Hoffman there.
Officers found narcotics at the Chinatown building and arrested four people there, a New York City Police Department spokesman told Reuters. He declined to confirm whether the arrests were related to the actor’s death.
Another police spokesman said on Tuesday that the heroin found in the Hoffman home was not cut or mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic believed to be responsible for scores of deaths from overdose in recent months, according to reports.
“There was no fentanyl found in the drugs,” said the spokesman.
Police responded to an emergency 911 call on Sunday morning, and found Hoffman unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his Manhattan apartment.
Police reportedly found the actor with a syringe in his arm and recovered plastic bags which contained a substance they believed to be heroin. Police sources told Reuters that Hoffman died of an apparent drug overdose.
Hoffman had detailed his struggles with drug abuse in the past, but was believed to have gone two decades drug-free until 2012.
He was considered one of the most gifted film stars of his generation, and won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Truman Capote in the 2006 drama “Capote”.
Hoffman is survived by his partner, Mimi O’Donnell, and three children. A representative for the actor said he would be buried in a private memorial service, with a memorial planned for later in February.