Michael K. Williams' apparent overdose death has triggered a criminal investigation. Sources tell TMZ that police are looking for the drug dealer.
According to law enforcement sources, NYPD detectives are investigating the origin of the narcotics cops who were found at the scene of the actor's murder over the weekend. We are told that they are heroin-based.
We reported that Michael was found dead at his Brooklyn apartment. Authorities also found drug paraphernalia. Although an official autopsy is yet to take place, we are told that drugs appear to be involved. However, a toxicology report will provide some answers but could take weeks.
After not hearing from Michael for several days, a relative discovered him... and a large number of NY officials rushed to his Brooklyn high-rise.
Michael had a long and successful career, but perhaps his most well-known role was as Omar on "The Wire." He was also a star in "Boardwalk Empire", "12 Years a Slave", and "Lovecraft County." He was still working on a few projects, as well as a handful of other projects that were released over the last year.
He was 54.