NEW YORK (CNN) – Four people believed to be connected to the drugs found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apartment were arrested late Tuesday night, law enforcement officials told CNN.
During the raid that led to the arrest of the three men and one woman, police recovered 350 glassine-type bags of what is believed to be heroin, the officials said. The bags of heroin were branded “black list” and “red bull” — not the same brands found in Hoffman’s apartment, the sources said.
Apartments at 302 Mott Street in Manhattan, where the four were arrested, are part of the investigation into Hoffman’s death, according to a police source.
When police were called to Hoffman’s fourth-floor Manhattan apartment Sunday, they found the actor lying on the bathroom floor with a syringe in his left arm. He was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, his eyeglasses still resting on his head, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the inquiry.
While results of an autopsy will definitively reveal exactly how Hoffman, 46, died, the role heroin may or may not have played is a key part of the investigation.