The man who supplied Mac Miller the drugs he overdosed on has been sentenced to ten years in prison.
According to AP, Ryan Michael Reavis has been sentenced after pleading guilty last year to a ‘single count of distribution of fentanyl’.
What happened to Mac Miller?
Miller, real name Malcolm James McCormick, passed away in September 2018 after an accidental fatal drug overdose, at age 26, due to a ‘mixed drug toxicity’ of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
He was found unresponsive, by his assistant, in his Los Angeles home on September 7, 2018, and he was declared dead soon after.
In 2019 three men were arrested during an investigation into Miller’s death. Cameron James Pettit allegedly sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl two days before his death, which were run to Pettit by Reavis and supplied by Stephen Walter.
Miller hit the music scene at only 15-years-old and went on to release his debut studio album, Blue Slide Park in 2011, which became the first independently distributed debut album to top the US Billboard 200 since 1995. Circles, his sixth and final studio album, was released posthumously in 2020.
‘Knowingly Supplied’ The Drugs
According to the publication, and a plea agreement, Reavis had knowingly supplied counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to co-defendant Cameron Pettit.
Pettit then went on to sell the pills and other drugs to Miller, who two days later suffered a fatal overdose, according to prosecutors.
Another co-defendant, Walter, 48, also agreed to plead guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl. Prosecutors said Reavis supplied the pills to Pettit at the direction of Walter.
Reavis received a 131-month sentence on Monday, it was said by Ciaran McEvoy, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
Walter is scheduled to be sentenced May 16 and the case against Pettit is pending.