Feb 05, 2014
By Andy Johnson
Police investigating the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have arrested 4 people on drug charges after executing search warrants at three New York City apartments. Apparently a confidential source provided a tip that the suspects may have supplied Hoffman drugs. Police confirm that undisclosed quantities of heroin and marijuana were found Tuesday night. Hoffman, a 46 year old Academy Award winner, was found dead Sunday with a syringe in his arm. The NYPD’s intensive effort to determine the source of the drugs in an apparent accidental overdose is unusual. Courts have found that under state law drug dealers cannot be held liable for a customer’s death.