Four drug dealers arrested in New York in connection with the death of actor Michael K. Williams
The four men are suspected of being part of the network that supplied fentanyl-cut heroin to the star of The Wire series. Michael K. Williams died of an overdose at age 54 on September 6, 2021.
The actor Michael K. Williams, revealed to the public by the cult series as Omar Little, a bank robber and occasional drug addict, died of an overdose on September 6, after consuming heroin cut with a powerful opiate, fentanyl. In the series that made him famous, his character Omar Little terrorized and shaked down Baltimore drug dealers. And in real life, the death of Michael K. Williams is also on the verge of bringing down the New York drug rings.
This Wednesday, February 2, the New York City police announced that they had arrested four men, suspected for five months of belonging to the criminal network that provided drugs to the comedian. One of them was apprehended on the island of Puerto Rico, always according to the authorities.
Speaking on the case, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams, said, It is the public health crisis in the United States that has led to such prosecutions and arrests, giving a political dimension to the actor's death. This has to stop, he added. Opioids like fentanyl are deadly, and don't care about who you are, or what you've accomplished in life. These products only feed addictions and lead to tragedies.
According to the police investigation, the trafficking group operated in the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City. Michael K Williams allegedly obtained fentanyl-cut heroin from one of its members on September 5, 2021, the day before his death. After the actor's death, the members of the network were seen selling the rest of their merchandise in the Manhattan area.