The alleged heroin dealer who sold Philip Seymour Hoffman what could have been the lethal dose that ended his life has been identified as Robert Vineberg, a struggling musician with connections to many other stars, including the late, Amy Winehouse.
Vineberg was arrested for drug possession Tuesday after a police raid of his home turned up more than 350 envelopes filled with heroin.
Three cellphones with Hoffman's number were also found in Vineberg's apartment at 302 Mott Street.
Vineberg's stepddaughter, Christina Soto claims that he had been selling heroin since November, and alleged seeing 50 to 100 bags of the drug at his home in recent weeks.
However, police hit a dead end as none of the drugs recovered from the apartment were labeled with the “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts” emblems recovered from Hoffman's Manhattan apartment.
According to Heavy.com Vineberg collaborated with many big names on music projects. He played keyboard for Wyclef Jean‘s band for ten years. He also played saxophone on a Tom Jones 2002 CD, and even has ties to music legend Paul Simon.
In 2010, he released a solo album, accurately titled "Trouble Man."