Written by: Mikala Lugen | Photo(s) by: Via Mac Miller's Facebook
Two Men Agree To Plea Deal In Connection To Death Of Mac Miller
Two men charged in connection with supplying the fentanyl-laced drugs that caused the death of hip-hop star Mac Miller in 2018 have both reached a deal to plea guilty.
Stephen Walter and Ryan Michael Reavis have both agreed to plead guilty to the distribution of fentanyl, according to Rolling Stone. The distribution of the laced drugs caused the rapper, whose legal name is Malcolm James McCormick, to die of an accidental overdose back in 2018.
In agreeing to the deal, Walter will see his grand jury indictment waived and face only a single charge of fentanyl distribution, facing over 20 years in prison. Reavis, who sold the counterfeit pills to another man – Cameron James Pettit – pleads guilty in exchange for a 17-year prison sentence. Read Reavis’ plea agreement below.
On or about the September 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, within the Central District of California, at the direction of codefendant Stephen Andrew Walter, [Ryan Michael Reavis] knowingly distributed a controlled substance in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills to Cameron James Pettit. [Reavis] knew that these pills that defendant provided to Pettit contained fentanyl or some other federally controlled substance; in fact, the pills contained fentanyl.
Shortly after [Reavis] distributed the pills to Pettit, Pettit distributed the pills containing fentanyl to [Mac Miller]. M.M. ingested the fentanyl supplied by Pettit, which, in combination with cocaine and alcohol, caused M.M.’s death from a fatal overdose on or about September 7, 2018. M.M. would not have died from an overdose but for the fentanyl contained in the pills that M.M. had received from Pettit (and that Pettit had received from [Reavis]) on September 4, 2018.
Cameron James Pettit, who directly sold the pills to Miller, has reached a plea agreement of his own which are currently unknown. At the time of publishing, the judge has yet to agree to the plea deal of Walter.
Since Miller’s death, his estate has released a posthumous album, Circles, as well as his 2014 mixtape, Faces.
[H/T Rolling Stone]