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Four questioned in connection with drugs at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's home

Published on Feb 5, 2014 1:12 PM
 
US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses on the red carpet during a screening for the movie The Master at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice. Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at Hoffman's home following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News reported, citing unidentified police sources. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News reported, citing unidentified police sources.

The arrests came during a raid on a building in the Chinatown district of Manhattan after police traced the heroin believed to have killed the Oscar-winning actor there, the newspaper reported.

A New York City Police Department spokesman told Reuters that officers found narcotics at the building in Chinatown and four people were arrested. He declined to confirm that the arrests were related to Hoffman's death.

A second spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday evening that heroin found in Hoffman's apartment following his death was not cut or mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic narcotic believed by health authorities to be responsible for scores of overdose deaths in recent months. "There was no fentanyl found in the drugs," the spokesman said.

 
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