Man faces US court after the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

THERE is an update on the court case involving a man arrested, following the death of US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in February.

The New York Times reported The Manhattan district attorney on Thursday dropped all charges related to the sale of drugs against Robert Aaron, a musician and a friend of Hoffman.

He was picked up by police and charged with intent to sell heroin just days after the actor died from a fatal drug overdose.


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Born in Montreal, Mr. Aaron, 58, faced both prison time and possible deportation if he was convicted of selling drugs, a Class B felony.

He pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a lower felony for which deportation is less likely and agreed to serve five years on probation and perform 25 days of community service, and to continue court-supervised treatment for drug addiction.

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