Thursday, November 27, 2014   

Four arrested in drug probe of Hoffman death: report
(02-05 15:50)

US police investigating the apparent drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman arrested four people Tuesday night with more than 350 bags of heroin, the New York Times reported.
Three men and a woman were arrested in a search of three Manhattan apartments. Investigators recovered the bags of heroin inside the apartments, the paper said, quoting a law enforcement official.
The Times said information stemming from the investigation into Hoffman's death led them to the building, the official said.
Hoffman died on Sunday in an apparent heroin overdose, with a needle found stuck in his arm.
Also Tuesday, police said heroin found in Hoffman's apartment did not contain fentanyl, a powerful additive that has been tied to 22 recent fatal overdoses in Pennsylvania.
The city medical examiner had not yet reached a definitive cause of death for the award winning actor, who was 46 and had three children. He was hailed by many as the finest character actor of his generation.
Police said he was found on the bathroom floor, wearing shorts and a T-shirt, in the apartment he rented at 53 Bethune Street in the West Village.
According to US media, at least 50 envelopes of heroin littered the US$10,000 a month rental. --AFP
   
Other World breaking news:
Five more arrests in expanding Thai police graft probe (11-26 18:30)
Germany agrees law on quota for women board members (11-26 18:27)
New Thai tourism strategy: 'I Hate Thailand' (11-26 17:08)
Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses (11-26 16:11)
Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case (11-26 16:10)
Report: UK soldier's killers were on spies' radar (11-25 19:18)
Pope urges EU to give migrants 'acceptance and assistance' (11-25 19:07)
Fake Japanese "Beethoven'' faces damage lawsuit (11-25 19:05)
Pope starts whirlwind visit to European institutions (11-25 17:39)
Riot after US jury fails to indict Ferguson policeman (11-25 16:59)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.