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Three people arraigned in possible link to Hoffman's death

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 01:11

Feb. 6 - Three people arrested on drug charges possibly connected to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death are arraigned in a New York City courtroom. Linda So reports.

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These are the faces of the three people arrested on drug charges who police believe may be linked to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. All three were arraigned Wednesday night in a Manhattan courtroom. Robert Vineberg faces the most serious charge, felony drug possession with the intent to sell. SOUNDBITE: VINEBERG'S ATTORNEY EDWARD KRATT, SAYING: "He's a 57-year-old gentleman and accomplished musician with no prior criminal record." Vineberg, along with 22-year-old Juliana Luchkiw and her 22-year-old boyfriend Max Rosenblum were arrested Tuesday night after police raided this lower Manhattan apartment building. Police say a tipster claimed Hoffman was seen there and may have purchased heroin. During a search, authorities found more than 300 bags of the narcotic. SOUNDBITE: LUCHKIW'S ATTORNEY STEVE TURANO, SAYING: "She is not a drug dealer. She's a college student. She's absolutely stunned and shocked." SOUNDBITE: ROSENBLUM'S ATTORNEY DANIEL HOCHHEISER, SAYING: "He walked into a buzz saw and happened to be in an apartment next to a place, apparently, where Mr. Hoffman was known to get drugs but he had nothing to do with it." Local media is reporting one of the people arrested had Hoffman's cell phone number. The award winning actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday from an apparent drug overdose.

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Three people arraigned in possible link to Hoffman's death

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 01:11