Philip Seymour Hoffman’s accused drug dealer told the New York Post that he didn’t kill the actor and that he could have saved him.

Robert Vineberg, 57, is accused of selling Hoffman the heroin that killed him. Vineberg, a jazz musician and admitted junkie, claims he is a scapegoat and denies selling Hoffman the heroin that killed him.

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The two were friends for about a year, according to Vineberg.

“If I knew he was in town, I would’ve said, ‘Hey, let’s make an AA meeting.’ If I was with him, it wouldn’t have happened. Not under my guard,” Vineberg said.

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Last week, police seized more than 300 bags of heroin from Vineberg’s apartment.