Based on the New York Publish, the accused within the loss of life of Michael Okay. Williams have pleaded not responsible earlier this week of promoting fentanyl-laced heroin to the actor.
Irving Cartagena, Hector Robles, Luis Cruz and Carlos Macci appeared in court docket Wednesday morning for a short listening to in Manhattan federal court docket. “The entire suspects, who’re charged with narcotics conspiracy leading to loss of life, will stay behind bars pending trial. They’re due again in court docket for a listening to on June 10, Choose Ronnie Abrams mentioned,” the New York Publish said.
Prosecutors additionally supplied surveillance of Williams shopping for medication from the accused sellers.
As beforehand reported, the boys are believed to be a part of a drug ring. The US Lawyer Damian Williams said the arrests had been the results of a “public well being disaster.” He additionally said, “And it has to cease. Lethal opioids like fentanyl and heroin don’t care about who you might be or what you’ve achieved. They simply feed dependancy and result in tragedy.”
Stories additionally state that the medication that induced the actor to unintentionally overdose had been the product of a drug trafficking group that bought medication in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, which is believed to have began in August of 2020.
It’s additionally mentioned that these accused continued to promote medication realizing Williams died from the product that was bought to him.
Michael Okay. Williams died in September 2021.