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Report: Suspects questioned in connection with heroin in Hoffman's apartment

Updated: 02/05/2014 5:15 AM
Created: 02/04/2014 6:56 PM WHEC.com

New York City law enforcement sources say four suspects were being questioned Tuesday in connection to heroin found in late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's Manhattan apartment.

4 NBC New York reports that according to those sources, the suspects were taken into custody at an apartment on Mott Street in the East Village in connection to drug sales. Heroin was found in the suspects' apartment. No other information was available

The heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Hoffman's New York City apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl.

A police official unauthorized to talk about the evidence and insisting on anonymity said Tuesday samples taken from Hoffman's apartment didn't contain the potent synthetic morphine, which has been linked to 22 suspected overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania.

Police say bank records show the "Capote" star made six transactions for $1,200 inside a supermarket near his Manhattan home the day before his death.

The 46-year-old actor was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment Sunday.

The police official says Hoffman was found with plastic envelopes of heroin and it is suspected he overdosed.



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