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4 arrested during Hoffman death investigation

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Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the premiere of the film "A Most Wanted Man" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police arrested four people after they were found with more than 350 bags of heroin in Greenwich Village, the NYPD said. The bust came as part of the investigation into the death of Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Law enforcement officials said at least one person taken into custody had Hoffman's cellphone number, the AP reported.

The 46-year-old actor and father of three was found dead inside his West Village apartment on Sunday due to an apparent drug overdose.

A confidential source provided a tip that the suspects may have supplied Hoffman drugs, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because investigators have not obtained evidence to corroborate the reported connection, the AP reported.

At least 70 packets of heroin were inside Hoffman's apartment. Some of the drugs were stamped with an ace of spades and others with an ace of hearts.

None of the bags found in Tuesday's bust on Mott Street had the stamps on them.

Broadway theaters dimmed their lights Wednesday evening in his honor because he was a Tony-nominated stage actor as well.

A private funeral service was planned for Friday at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan.

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