The first of three men charged in the 2018 overdose death of Mac Miller has been sentenced to serve nearly 11 years in prison.
On Monday (April 18), Ryan Reavis, 39, was sentenced to 131 months in prison for his role in supplying the fentanyl-laced pills to the rapper that were deemed to be the cause of his death, according to federal court documents obtained by XXL. The sentencing comes after Reaves pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl last October. Two more men charged in the case are still awaiting their fate. Stephen Walter, 49, also pleaded guilty to the drug distribution charge. His sentencing is upcoming. The case against Cameron Pettit, 30, has yet to be resolved at this time.
According to court documents obtained by XXL, Walter faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, a fine of $1 million—or twice the profit gained or loss from the offense, whichever amount is greater—a mandatory special assessment of $100 and a court-imposed term of supervised release that is no less than three years.
On Sept. 7, 2018, Mac Miller was found dead in his home in Studio City, Calif. after suffering from an apparent overdose. He was 26 years old. Almost a year to the date after Mac’s death, Cameron Pettit was charged in connection with supplying Mac counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl. Two weeks later, Stephen Walter and Ryan Reavis were arrested for their role in selling the drugs that led to Mac’s fatal overdose.
According to court documents, Walter to obtained pills for Mac Miller from Reavis, who knowingly knew they were counterfeit, three days before the rapper’s death. Pettit is then said to have supplied Mac the drugs. During a search of Reavis’ property, authorities discovered a physician’s prescription pad, prescription-only pills, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
At the time of the arrests, Mac Miller’s father, Mark McCormick, reacted to the news with excitement. “So they finally caught the muthafucka that sold him the drugs that killed him,” McCormick told a crowd who’d gathered to remember Miller on the first anniversary of the rapper’s death.. “And we find some comfort in that. Many of us who were young, including me, experiment with drugs. But it’s a different fucking world out there. All it takes is a little tiny stone of Fentanyl and cocaine and you’re dead.”
McCormick added, “The one thing I would say to you is don’t take the risk. It’s just not worth it.”
Ryan Reavis initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later decided to take a plea deal.