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Mac Miller's Drug Dealer Has Been Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail

Stewart Perrie

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Mac Miller's Drug Dealer Has Been Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail

One of Mac Miller's drug dealers has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars.

Ryan Michael Reavis will spend 131 months, which is close to 11 years, in jail after pleading guilty to supplying the rapper with with the drugs that ended up killing him.

Miller had an accidental and fatal overdose back in 2018 after taking pills that were laced with fentanyl, an incredibly strong and dangerous opioid that's also a schedule two narcotic controlled substance.

He was only 26 years old at the time of his death and a coroner found the rapper had fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol in his system. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

According to Rolling Stone, Mac's mum, 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."

Two other dealers have been charged in relation to Miller's death.

Stephen Walter, 49, has pleaded pleaded guilty to a distribution charge and is awaiting sentencing. Cameron Pettit's case is 'pending', according to Fox 11.

Police say Reavis sold counterfeit oxycodone pills that were laced with fentanyl to Pettit.

He's accused of doing this at Walter's discretion and Reavis has admitted that he knew the pills contained the dangerous opioid.

Authorities have alleged Pettit then supplied the pills to Miller in early September 2018.

In a 12-page grand jury indictment, Reavis sent a text message highlighting his concern about the pills they were supplying and whether they would get caught by undercover cops.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The message allegedly said: "People have been dying from fake blues left and right.

"You better believe law enforcement is using informant informants and undercover to buy them on the street so they can start putting ppl in prison for life for selling fake pills."

Pettit and Reavis were arrested separately in September 2019 and the following month prosecutors charged them and Walter in relation to Mac Miller's death.

US Attorney Nick Hanna said after the three were charged that they 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 said.

Featured Image Credit: Lake Havasu City Police Department. Alamy

Topics: Celebrity, Music

Stewart Perrie
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