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Report: 4 busted on suspicion of giving Hoffman heroin

1:08 AM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
Philip Seymour Hoffman was at the Jan. 19 premiere of 'A Most Wanted Man' during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Feb. 2, 2014. (Photo: Danny Moloshok, Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK (USA Today) -- Four people have been arrested in Manhattan and are being questioned in connection to potentially selling drugs to late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, CBS News and the New York Daily News are reporting.

Police raided a Chinatown apartment at about 7 p.m. and took the four alleged drug dealers into custody, the Daily News reports.

The three men and one woman were being questioned, CNN reports.

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The 46-year-old actor was found Sunday lying on the bathroom floor of his Greenwich Village apartment with a syringe in his arm.

Investigators found about 50 envelopes of what they believe is heroin, along with used syringes, prescription drugs and empty bags, according CNN and NBC, which cited unnamed law enforcement sources.

Investigators also found addiction treatment medication, blood pressure medication and a muscle relaxant, according to NBC News and CNN.

No traces of the powerful pain reliever fentanyl was found in the heroin, a police source told the Daily News. Heroin laced with fentanyl has killed more than 20 people in Pennsylvania, the Daily News reports.

A private funeral will be held Friday in New York City, People magazine reported. Plans also are underway for a memorial service in New York later in the month, according to People.

Hoffman was last seen alive Saturday night and his body was removed from the apartment on Sunday night.

Hoffman has three children with Mimi O'Donnell, a costume designer.

Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights for one minute starting at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Hoffman's memory.

(USA Today)

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