4 folks have been arrested in reference to the overdose demise of actor Michael Okay. Williams.
The actor was discovered lifeless on the age of 54 in his New York condominium in September 2021. Weeks later, a medical expert decided that Williams died of an unintended overdose.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace of the Southern District of New York introduced that Irvin “Green Eyes” Cartagena, Hector “Oreja” Robles, Luis “Mostro” Cruz and Carlos “Carlito” Macci had been arrested in reference to the demise.
Per a web based assertion, Cartagena, 39, “was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed yesterday in Manhattan federal court with a narcotics conspiracy in which he distributed the fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in” Williams’ demise.
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In one other felony criticism unsealed on Wednesday, Robles, 57, Cruz, 56, and Macci, 70, had been charged as members of the fentanyl and heroin conspiracy.
Cartagena was detained by authorities in Puerto Rico on Tuesday and is anticipated to look in federal court docket on Thursday, per the statement. The three others had been additionally arrested on Tuesday and might be introduced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court docket.
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The criticism alleges that “since at least in or about August 2020,” a drug trafficking operation had been working in Brooklyn and allegedly offered Williams fentanyl-laced heroin in early September. Cartagena executed the hand-to-hand transaction, alleges the criticism, citing surveillance footage.
“Despite knowing that Williams died after being sold the DTO’s product, Cartagena, Robles, Cruz, and Macci continued to sell fentanyl-laced heroin, in broad daylight, amidst residential apartment buildings, in Brooklyn and Manhattan,” mentioned the criticism, per the assertion.
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Every of the lads has been “charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl analogue, fentanyl, and heroin, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison,” learn the assertion.
Moreover, Cartagena has additionally been charged with inflicting Williams’ demise “in connection with the narcotics conspiracy, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.”
The workplace’s Narcotic’s Unit is overseeing the case, whereas assistant U.S. attorneys Micah Fergenson and David Robles have been tasked with prosecuting.
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