A Brooklyn man identified as Irvin Cartagena was given a 10-year jail term for supplying fentanyl-laced heroin to actor and producer Michael K. Williams, according to the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

According to the press release, it was found that Cartagena distributed the fentanyl-laced heroin that ultimately resulted in Michael K. Williams’ death as part of the conspiracy.

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Who is Irvin Cartagena?

Irvin Cartagena is 40 years old. He is a resident of of Aibonito, Puerto Rico. According to a news release released on Friday, he was sentenced to five years of supervised release in addition to his jail term for his role in a conspiracy to sell heroin, fentanyl, and fentanyl analogs.

Cartagena, who also used the nickname “Green Eyes,” was one of four people accused in connection with a drug trafficking organization that was in charge of supplying the deadly heroin laced with fentanyl that tragically resulted in Michael K. Williams’ death.

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Cartagena entered a plea of guilty in early April to a single count of conspiracy involving the distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and other substances. According to the prosecution, he engaged in a “hand-to-hand transaction” with Michael K. Williams immediately before the actor tragically died from an accidental overdose.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office further claimed that Cartagena and his associates carried on brazenly selling heroin laced with fentanyl, even close to residential apartment buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. After the actor’s death, Cartagena went to Puerto Rico to escape arrest until his final arrest in February 2022.

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US Attorney Damian Williams in a statement said, “Michael K. Williams tragically lost his life after using the drugs sold to him by Cartagena. Although their product had already claimed one life, Cartagena and his co-conspirators continued to sell potentially lethal fentanyl-laced heroin.”

He also added, “This office will tenaciously continue our enforcement efforts against unscrupulous drug dealers who distribute poison and exacerbate the scourge of the fentanyl epidemic,” reported CNN.