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72-Year-Old Drug Dealer Sentenced In Connection To Overdose Death Of Michael K. Williams

Written by on July 26, 2023

A 72-year-old man has been sentenced in connection to the overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams. Three additional suspects were also arrested and charged with the crime. However, they are currently awaiting sentencing.

Williams passed away in September 2021. Since then, his death has been connected to an accidental overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin.

Carlos Macci was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday. The 72-year-old is the first suspect to receive his sentencing in the case.

In addition to the two and a half years in prison, Macci will serve three years of supervised release. The first year of his prison release will reportedly be served in an “inpatient drug treatment facility” Before his sentencing was announced, the 72-year-old reportedly apologized to U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams.

Initially, it was argued by Macci’s lawyer, Benjamin Zeman, for the 72-year-old to receive “a sentence of time served.” Zeman reportedly cited Macci’s “advanced age” and struggle with drug addiction as jurisdiction. However, prosecutors reportedly advocated for Maci to receive at least four years in prison, citing his “more than 20 prior convictions,” all related to drug offenses.

Irvin Cartagena, 39, pleaded guilty to “one count of conspiring to distribute drugs” to Williams in April. Cartagena reportedly faces a minimum of five years in prison. However, he can be sentenced to up to forty years. Cartagena will be sentenced on August 18. The remaining defendants, Hector Robles, and Luis Cruz, will receive their sentence on September 26.

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