Mac Miller’s family and friends can rest easy knowing one of the people who supplied him lethal drugs has been sentenced.
Miller tragically lost his life in 2018 after overdosing on fentanyl-laced pills.
The drug dealer in question is Ryan Reavis.
He pled guilty last year to a federal county for distribution of fentanyl, but Reavis didn’t work alone.
One Of Mac Miller’s Drug Deals Gets Prison Sentence
Two other men were also charged in connection with the rapper’s death.
Despite getting a plea deal, Reavis will be behind bars for more than a decade.
According to reports, the drug dealer will be locked up for approximately 10 years and 11 months after pleading guilty in November for one count of distributing fentanyl.
Reavis asked for five years, but prosecutors felt differently.
However, he’s not facing the 12.5-year sentence they originally had in mind.
10+ Years Behind Bars
According to law enforcement, Reavis supplied the fentanyl laced pills to Miller’s alleged drug dealer, Cameron Pettit, who was ordered by Stephen Walter.
On Sept. 4, 2018, at the direction of Walter, Reavis supplied counterfeit oxycodone pills to the third defendant [Pettit}, according to papers filed in Los Angeles federal court.
Walter also pled guilty to distributing fentanyl.
On Monday, April 18, Reavis claimed to a court of law that he was just the middle man in the situation.
What’s more, Reavis also said he had no idea the pills were counterfeit.
According to Miller’s mom, the rapper would’ve never knowingly taken pills laced with fentanyl.
Mac’s Mother Says He Was Excited About The Future
In a statement to the court, Karen Meyers said, “He wanted to live and was excited about the future. The hole in my heart will always be there.”
Last October, The Blast reported that Walter faces an even bigger prison sentence than Reavis.
Per reports, Stephen Walter entered a guilty plea to one count of “distribution of fentanyl” and the other drug-related charges he was being prosecuted for having been dropped. The legal documents associated with the case, apparently spell out what punishment might be in store for the drug dealer.
The documents point out that a maximum sentence, in this case, could be more than 20 years. But, prosecutors are recommending 17 years in prison, plus 5 years of supervised release. Normally, in cases like this, the lawyers on both sides have discussed the plea deal — and the judge usually goes along with the deal.
Also, the original sentencing guideline included lifetime supervised release, and up to a million-dollar fine.
Prosecutors in this case claim Stephen was the person responsible for indirectly giving Mac the deadly Percocet pills — laced with Fentanyl — that ultimately cost him his life.
Interestingly, one report claims prosecutors make a point to say that Stephen pleading guilty in this case means he is fully aware of what he was giving Miller on that night, counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl. As you know, the drug is responsible for several celebrity deaths, including Tom Petty and Prince.
According to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, Mac Miller died from a mix of fentanyl and cocaine. The official cause of death was “mixed drug toxicity” which included fentanyl, coke, and alcohol.