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Four charged in connection to death of actor Michael K.Williams

Four men have been charged and arrested in connection with the overdose death of Michael K. Williams, federal authorities announced on Wednesday, February 2.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Irvin Cartagena, 39, Hector Robles, 57, Luis Cruz, 56, and Carlos Macci, 70, were arrested Tuesday and each charged in federal court with “conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl analogue, fentanyl, and heroin.” The charge

Williams was found dead in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment by his nephew on September 6, 2021.

On September 24, 2021, the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Williams died of a combination of fentanyl, p-fluorofentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, and ruled the death by overdose.

His private funeral was held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where his mother lives.  In February 2022, police arrested four men in connection with Williams’ death.

Editing by Tola Oguneye