Mac Miller died of an accidental drug overdose on September 7, 2018 at his California home, court documents show his death was caused by pills he had been given two days earlier. Two men subsequently pleaded guilty to distributing the fatal drugs to the rapper.
The dealers plead guilty
It was already established that Cameron Pettit agreed to sell Miller cocaine, xanax and 10 oxycodone pills known as the “blues”, allegedly handing over the fake oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl. But according to the New York Post, Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, and Ryan Michael Reavis, 38, have pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in separate hearings. Walter claims he never met Mac Miller, was unaware of what the pills were in, and didn’t know where they were going, but he acknowledges his involvement.
“I was accused of selling counterfeit blue pills, little blue oxycontin pills… and I didn’t know what was in them,” Stephen Walter told Judge Otis D. Wright. “ I didn’t know the fentanyl was in it. But I say, yes, that I aided and encouraged the transaction. “
He added, “ I’ve never met [Miller] before. I only spoke to Cameron [James Pettit]. I didn’t know what his intentions were with the pills. After he saw Ryan Reavis, I didn’t know what to do with it. “
Despite his claims, prosecutors say Walter knew the pills he gave Reavis contained fentanyl.
Ryan Reavis was apparently ” pretty quiet” on the video conference but replied ” Yes, thank you” when asked if he was changing his not guilty plea. Walter’s sentence is set for March 7, 2022, and Reavis will return to court on April 4, 2022. The two face up to 20 years in prison, life on probation and a $ 1 million fine.
What Miller leaves behind
The mixtape 2014 Mac Miller , Faces , was released on streaming services in October, the project had started in third place in the Billboard 200 with 34,000 units sold in total. Faces sold 32,000 vinyls in its first week, marking the highest sum for a hip-hop album since vinyl bars started tracking in 1991.