Woman Arrested for Drug Charges Connected to Death of Robert De Niro’s Grandson, Officials Report

by Michael Nguyen
Robert De Niro's Grandson's Death

An unidentified woman has been apprehended on federal drug-related charges, allegedly involved in the sale of drugs that resulted in the tragic death of actor Robert De Niro’s 19-year-old grandson, according to a law enforcement official on Friday.

The suspect, Sofia Haley Marks, 20, was taken into custody on Thursday by the New York City Police Department and federal drug agents. She stands accused of selling drugs to Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, as stated by an anonymous law enforcement official who spoke under anonymity due to lack of authorization to discuss the arrest.

Marks was expected to make an appearance in federal court later in the day on Friday. As of now, there are no online records available concerning Marks’ arrest, and it is unclear whether she has legal representation.

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Rodriguez was discovered deceased in his Manhattan apartment on July 2, and the exact cause of death is still under investigation, according to a spokesperson from the city medical examiner’s office.

Drena De Niro, Rodriguez’s mother and Robert De Niro’s eldest child, shared news of her son’s passing on Instagram. In response to a query on her post, she revealed that her son died after purchasing pills tainted with fentanyl.

Rodriguez, an aspiring actor like his renowned grandfather, had worked alongside his mother in various projects, including Bradley Cooper’s 2018 remake of “A Star is Born.”

Robert De Niro expressed his profound distress following Rodriguez’s untimely death, stating, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my beloved grandson Leo.” At the time of writing, no response has been received from De Niro’s representative regarding the recent arrest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about arrested

Who was arrested in connection with the death of Robert De Niro’s grandson?

A woman named Sofia Haley Marks was arrested on federal narcotics charges for allegedly selling drugs that led to the death of Robert De Niro’s 19-year-old grandson.

What charges is Sofia Haley Marks facing?

Sofia Haley Marks is facing charges of selling drugs to Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, as per the law enforcement official.

When was Sofia Haley Marks arrested?

Sofia Haley Marks was arrested on Thursday by the New York City police officers and federal drug agents.

What is the cause of death of Robert De Niro’s grandson?

The cause of death of Robert De Niro’s grandson, Leandro De Niro Rodriguez, remains under investigation according to the spokesperson from the city medical examiner’s office.

Did Robert De Niro comment on the arrest?

As of now, there has been no response from Robert De Niro or his representative regarding the recent arrest of Sofia Haley Marks.

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MovieFan23 July 14, 2023 - 6:55 pm

wow, this is such a tragedy! robert de niro must be devastated. can’t believe someone would sell drugs that led to a young person’s death. justice needs to be served!

MusicLover99 July 14, 2023 - 10:16 pm

smh, it’s crazy how drugs can ruin lives. poor leandro de niro rodriguez, he had a promising future as an actor. hope they find out what caused his death soon.

Jane567 July 15, 2023 - 2:55 am

omg did you hear about that woman who got arrested for selling drugs to robert de niro’s grandson? so sad, hope they catch all those ppl involved!

FilmBuff123 July 15, 2023 - 3:17 am

this shows that fame and wealth can’t protect you from tragedy. robert de niro is such a talented actor, my heart goes out to him and his family during this difficult time.

GossipQueen July 15, 2023 - 5:48 am

i wonder if robert de niro had any idea about his grandson’s involvement with drugs. it’s a wake-up call for parents to be aware of what their kids are doing.


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