A New York City drug dealer, Irvin Cartagena, received a 10-year prison sentence for his role in selling fentanyl-laced heroin to actor Michael K. Williams.which caused his untimely death in September 2021.
In addition to his prison sentence, Cartagena also received an additional sentence of five years of supervised release. for his part in the conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.
The sentence was in charge of federal district judge Ronnie Abrams, who recognized that Cartagena, also known as “Green Eyes,” had shown remorse for his actions, according to CBS.
Cartagena expressed her regret in court, stating: “I am very sorry for my actions.” He emphasized that the intent has never been to harm anyone through the sale of drugs.
The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York had previously disclosed that the Cartagena drug distribution operation, along with its accomplices, had sold heroin laced with fentanyl that led to Williams’ tragic overdose.
In April, Cartagena pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute the drugs and was subsequently arrested in February 2022 after fleeing to Puerto Rico following Williams’ death.
Carlos Macci, another co-conspirator, he was sentenced last month to 2.5 years in prison with three years of supervised release, including one year in an inpatient drug treatment center. Héctor Robles and Luis Cruz, the remaining accomplices, are expected to be sentenced later this year.
Michael K. Williams, known for his roles in television series such as The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and Lovecraft Country, was found dead in his Brooklyn penthouse at the age of 54. due to an accidental overdose of fentanyl.
The actor had been candid about his struggle with addiction, speaking openly about relapses and his determination to overcome them.
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