Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.
Erica Santana and Nicholas Hernandez were both in handcuffs as they faced the judge at First District Court on Wednesday. The 5-month-old baby boy was taken away from the couple after 180 heroin packets were found in their car.
Suffolk County police Fourth Precinct detectives were on the scene after complaints about drug activity in Ronkonkoma, and pulled over a driver who committed several traffic violations, police said.
The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.
Robert Vineberg, 57, has been charged with felony possession of heroin with intent to sell. His attorney said Vineberg was a ten bag a day heroin addict, a friend of the Oscar-winning actor and not his drug dealer.
Robert Vineberg is charged with possessing heroin with the intent to sell. The 57-year-old was arrested as police followed leads after Hoffman’s Feb. 2 death in an apparent heroin overdose.
Nicholas Giambalvo, 27, Max Schneider, 24, and Elizabeth Dono, 27, are responsible for stealing numerous bronze vases totaling $53,000 on Oct. 1 and 16 and Feb. 5 and 6, police said.
Officials said prescription pills go for about $20 or $25 each on the black market, but a hit of heroin is just $3 to $5.
The four suspects arrested on drug charges stemming from the investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death had the actor’s cell phone number, a source said Wednesday night.
The NYPD has arrested four people on drug charges, and police were questioning them late Tuesday in connection to drug sales to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory has analyzed evidence linked to two of the cases and said the substance originally believed to be heroin, actually contained fentanyl in combination with the banned antipyretic metamizole.
According to narcotics investigators, 13 kilos of heroin worth more than $8 million was seized Thursday night from an apartment on Wallace Avenue.
Carlos Medina, 59, was arraigned Friday following his arrest on a number of narcotics possession and dealing charges. Medina spent nearly 25 years locked up on a federal conviction.
A Colombian man ran a drug ring that hid millions of dollars of heroin inside sofas to ship it to Miami and ultimately sell it in New York City, according to authorities.
Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, gives emergency responders time to revive victims, even those who have stopped breathing. The antidote can be used with any drug with opioids, including prescription painkillers.