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Drug Dealer Who Sold Fatal Dose of Heroin to Actor Michael K. Williams Pleads Guilty

The dealer who sold the fatal dose of fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in the 2021 drug overdose death of “The Wire” star Michael K. Williams pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple drug charges, the Justice Department announced.

Irvin Cartagena, 39, who also goes by the name “Green Eyes,” pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogue, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As part of a plea deal, Cartagena agreed that some of the drugs he sold resulted in the death of Williams.

On Sept. 6, 2021, Williams was found dead at the age of 54 in his home in Brooklyn, New York. One day prior to his death, on Sept. 5, Williams directly purchased heroin laced with fentanyl from Cartagena in a “hand-to-hand transaction,” prosecutors said.

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