Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Fatal Heroin Dose to Actor Michael K. Williams
Irvin "Green Eyes" Cartagena, a man originally from Puerto Rico, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin
Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin
Irvin "Green Eyes" Cartagena, originally from Puerto Rico, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in the death of actor Michael K. Williams, known for his role in "The Wire." The sentence also includes five years of supervised release. Cartagena was charged with conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogue.
Cartagena Found Responsible for Distributing Fentanyl-Laced Heroin
In a recent court ruling, it was found that a man named Cartagena, aged 40, was responsible for distributing fentanyl-laced heroin that led to the overdose death of actor Williams. Surveillance footage presented in court showed Cartagena handing drugs to Williams the day before he was found dead. Cartagena was one of four men charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and other drugs.
Actor Michael K. Williams' Death Linked to Drugs Sold by Cartagena
Actor Michael K. Williams died after using drugs sold to him by a person named Cartagena, according to U.S. Attorney Damian Williams. The drugs were fentanyl-laced heroin, and Cartagena and his associates continued to sell the dangerous product even after it had caused a previous death.
Law Enforcement Office Combats Fentanyl Distribution
The article discusses the efforts of a law enforcement office to combat drug dealers involved in the distribution of fentanyl, a dangerous opioid. The office expresses its determination to continue its enforcement efforts against these unscrupulous individuals who contribute to the fentanyl epidemic. The article also mentions the arrest of a person named Cartagena, who had returned to Puerto Rico after the death of someone named Williams and was apprehended in February 2022.
Fentanyl Found in Overdose Deaths
In September 2021, an actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. The cause of death was determined to be a combination of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, and cocaine. The actor's death was ruled as acute intoxication by the medical examiner.
Fentanyl Contributes to Surge in Overdose Deaths
Fentanyl-laced drugs are causing a surge in overdose deaths, according to the New York City Department of Health. In 2021, fentanyl, an opioid that is significantly stronger than morphine, was found in 80% of drug overdose deaths in the city. This marks the fifth consecutive year that fentanyl has been the most common substance involved in overdose deaths.