According to court documents, the man accused of vending drugs that led to the death of actor Michael K. Williams pleaded guilty to his charges Wednesday. 39-year-old Irvin Cartagena, also known as green eyes, pleaded guilty after being charged with one count of narcotics conspiracy, allegedly dealing drugs between August 2020 to January 2022.
Cartagena was an associate of a drug trafficking organization known to do business on South 3rd Street in Brooklyn. According to documents, the trafficker frequently sold heroin laced with fentanyl, which Williams is believed to have taken before his death.
Evidence against the organization member includes a Surveillance video and license plate reader records showing the 54-year-old actor driving to South 3rd Street, where a transparent exchange occurred hand to hand with Cartagena the day before his death.
An undercover detective on the case stated that the same dealer sold him narcotics several times on South 3rd Street. The detective explained that the products he bought had packaging displayed with various logos, including Gatorade, IKEA, and AAA Insurance.
When Williams was found unresponsive in his home in 2021, police found a paper bag with the AAA logo. Lab Testing caught heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and more in the drugs.
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