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UPDATE: Following arraignment, Vineberg, Rosenblum and Luchkiw were remanded to custody without bail until their next court date, Feb. 14. Attorneys for Rosenblum and Luchkiw tried to get the charges bumped down to misdemeanors, but to no avail. Meanwhile, a law-enforcement source told WNBC that prosecutors declined to charge Kushman because he did not live in the building where the heroin was found and investigators could not establish a connection between him and the drugs.
The New York City Police Department has confirmed that four people have been arrested as part of its ongoing investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
Officers searched three apartments on the 300 block of Mott Street on Tuesday, Feb. 4. They arrested three men and one woman and recovered 350 glassine-type bags of what is believed to be heroin.
Robert Vineberg, 57, Thomas Kushman 48, were charged with felony drug possession. Max Rosenblum and Juliana Luchkiw, both 22, were charged with misdemeanor drug possession. Their alleged connection to Hoffman is under investigation.