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Drug Dealer Who Sold Fentanyl to 'The Wire' Star Michael K. Williams Pleads Guilty

A New York City man charged in the overdose death of “The Wire” actor michael-k williams pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday and faces at least five years in prison, prosecutors said.


Irvin Cartagena, 39, of Brooklyn, is one of four people charged in connection with the 2021 death of Williams, who played Omar Little in the hit HBO series. Williams died after having taken fentanyl-laced heroin, officials said.


Cartagena pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogue, the U.S. attorney’s office for Southern New York said in a statement.


Prosecutors said Cartagena did the hand-to-hand transaction with Williams on Sept. 5, 2021, the day before he was found dead.





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