Arrests were made in New York City on Tuesday (February 4), with apparent connections to the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The New York Times reports that three men and a woman were arrested in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, with more than 350 bags of heroin recovered during the arrests. The investigation into Hoffman's death led officers to the arrests and heroin recovered from 302 Mott Street, the Times reports. However, it's still unclear if the four arrested parties are connected to Hoffman.
"Four people were arrested earlier this evening under suspicion of narcotics offenses but whether they are connected to the Hoffman death or not is still under investigation and the case is still developing," an NYPD detective tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Hoffman was found dead on February 2 on the bathroom floor in his West Village apartment, with a needle in his arm. According to reports, numerous bags of heroin were discovered in Hoffman's apartment, with "Ace of Spades" and "Ace of Hearts" labels on the bags. The New York Times reports that the bags recovered during Tuesday's arrests do not have those same labels.
As the investigation into Hoffman's death continues, funeral arrangements are being made for the late actor. USA Today reports that a private service will be held for the actor, attended by Hoffman's friends and family. No date for the service was provided.
"There will be a private funeral service held in N.Y. for the family and close friends of Philip Seymour Hoffman," the actor's representative Karen Samfilippo said in a statement. "Plans are also underway for a memorial service later in the month also to be held in N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Phil's name to two charities that were very close to his heart: The DreamYard Project and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The family wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and good wishes."
Hoffman was the father of three young children with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell. He was 46.