Drug dealer who sold Mac Miller fentanyl laced pills sentenced to 11 years in prison

By Alma Fabiani

Published Apr 19, 2022 at 12:04 PM

Reading time: 1 minute

On 7 September 2018, beloved rapper Mac Miller—real name Malcolm James McCormick—was found dead at his home in Los Angeles. Aged 26, he died from “mixed drug toxicity” that included cocaine, fentanyl and alcohol, the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s office said at the time.

In October 2019, a grand jury indictment accused drug dealers Cameron Pettit, Stephen Walter and Ryan Reavis of conspiring and distributing the cocaine and oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that caused Miller’s death.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Mac (@macmiller)

While Walter was suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills—which contained fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin—to Cameron Pettit, it was Pettit who then sold the pills to Miller only two days before he died. Reavis was accused of being Walter’s “runner” who delivered the pills to Pettit.

Now aged 38, Reavis has just been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison—131 months to be exact—after pleading guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl. According to Rolling Stone, Miller’s mother, Karen, read a victim impact statement at Reavis’ trial. She said, “My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world. Malcolm was my person, more than a son.”

Drug dealer who sold Mac Miller fentanyl laced pills sentenced to 11 years in prison

Walter has also pleaded guilty to a distribution charge and is awaiting sentencing. Pettit’s case is “pending,” according to Fox 11.

In a 12-page grand jury indictment, it was noted that Reavis sent a text message highlighting his concern about the pills they were supplying and whether they would get caught by undercover cops. The message allegedly said, “People have been dying from fake blues left and right. You better believe law enforcement is using informants and undercovers to buy them on the street so they can start putting people in prison for life for selling fake pills.”

Regardless of his ‘concern’, US Attorney Nick Hanna said after the three men were charged that they still continued to sell the dangerous drugs “with full knowledge of the risk of their products.”

“It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl. As a consequence, fentanyl is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States,” Hanna continued.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande)

Miller, who was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018, had opened up about his struggles with depression and addiction in his music. Though he was known to have a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, the rapper had not previously overdosed.

Keep On Reading

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Who is Bobbi Althoff, the podcaster who’s rumoured to have had an affair with Drake?

By Alma Fabiani

60 rizz pick up lines that would put Tom Holland’s charm to shame

By Charlie Sawyer

Michael J. Fox speech at the BAFTA Awards 2024 leaves viewers in tears

By Abby Amoakuh

White US politician tells primarily Black audience that her father born in 1933 was a white slave

By Abby Amoakuh

Pictures of Harry Styles sporting a buzz cut reignite bald theories online. RIP to the long locks

By Abby Amoakuh

Micro-cheating is a millennial dating trend gen Zers aren’t worried about

By Abby Amoakuh

Abbott Elementary star Janelle James comes under fire for jokes about son’s genitals

By Abby Amoakuh

Marjorie Taylor Greene clashes with reporter over Jewish space lasers conspiracy theory

By Alma Fabiani

What is a nepo baby, and why do they make everyone so mad?

By Fleurine Tideman

Revving my engines: Can women find F1 drivers sexy and simultaneously enjoy the sport?

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Female students fear harassment after all-male committee form pro-life society in Manchester

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Explicit 18+ flyers of Democrat Susanna Gibson sent to voters in a sexist Republican smear campaign

By Abby Amoakuh

Who is Selena Gomez dating? From Justin Bieber to Benny Blanco, here’s her full dating history

By Abby Amoakuh

TikTok comedian Matt Rife’s issue with his female fanbase is misogyny at its finest

By Abby Amoakuh

Videos circulate of CEO Sanjay Shah dying in freak accident in front of 700 people at company party

By Abby Amoakuh

Trump kept a book of Adolf Hitler’s speeches, Ivana Trump reveals

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Channel 4’s all-white board controversy is a clear sign that proper diversity in the media doesn’t exist

By Abby Amoakuh

Two of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims are stalling the release of remaining documents as they fear physical harm

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Taiwan political stunt backfires as 3 hospitalised after eating free laundry pods distributed in campaign

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Mom breaks into school and brutally assaults daughter’s teacher in front of 25 children