4 Men Arrested In Connection To Michael K. Williams’ Overdose
Yesterday (February 1), four men were arrested for their alleged participation in a drug-trafficking operation that is connected to the September 6 death of Michael K. Williams. According to CNN, Irvin Cartagena, 39, Hector Robles, 57, Luis Cruz, 56, and Carlos Macci, 70, were apprehended Tuesday. Based on court filings in the Southern District of New York, each has been charged with “conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl analogue, fentanyl, and heroin. If convicted, the charges carry a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years behind bars.
Irvin Cartagena is the suspect charged with selling Williams a dose of heroin laced with fentanyl and a fentanyl analogue, which examiners ruled as the cause of the actor’s death. Based on filings, he faces a minimum of 20 years behind bars and a possible life sentence—if convicted. Cartagena was apprehended in Puerto Rico, where he will be arraigned tomorrow (February 3). Today, Cruz, Robles, and Macci were scheduled to appear before a Manhattan federal court.
Actor Michael K. Williams Has Passed Away At Age 54
Williams, a 54-year-old actor and television host was found unresponsive in his Brooklyn, New York apartment. Prosecutors alleged that the four men continued selling illegal substances even after learning of Williams’ death. Michael K. Williams is survived by his three children.