Mac Miller's drug dealer receives an 11-year sentence
by Ana Walia | Tue, 19 Apr 2022 20:11:40 GMT
Mac Miller’s drug dealer was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Image Source: ET 

Mac Miller’s drug dealer was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Rapper Mac Miller, was found dead on September 7th, 2018 in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, and Mac’s cause of death was later ruled out as an overdose from a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. Three men, including Ryan Reavis, Stephen Andrew Walter, and Cameron James Pettit, were indicted in 2019 on the account of conspiracy and distribution of the drugs, which resulted in the rapper’s unfortunate death.

Recently, Ryan Reavis, an Arizona man who helped in supplying counterfeit oxycodone drugs to the rapper Mac Miller, who appeared in federal court in Los Angeles, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday, April 18th, 2022.

Ryan Reavis, who had previously mentioned that he had no idea that the counterfeit pills he had provided to another dealer had been laced with fentanyl before they were handed over to Mac Miller, pleaded guilty in November. On Monday, District Judge Otis D. Wright II sentenced Ryan Reavis to a total of ten years and eleven months in prison, with the addition of three years of supervised release with drug testing.

Ryan Reavis was arrested in September 2019 after the police raised his Lake Havasu City home and during the raid police found a doctor’s prescription pad, unspecified pills that are only available via prescription, a usable amount of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia at his house. 

Mac Miller was found dead on September 7th, 2018 in the Studio City section of Los Angeles. Image Source: Complex 

Ryan Reavis’ attorney, Cori Ferrentino, shared with E! News that the case is a very tragic and difficult one before adding that Mac Miller was loved and admired by millions of people across the world and had been fighting the demons of addiction just like Mr. Ryan Reavis, who also dealt with substance abuse and understands that he will be able to return to his family, but Mac Miller will not.

Stephen Andrew Walter is also one of the other defendants in the case who told Ryan Reavis to give Mac Miller’s dealer, Cameron James Pettit, fentanyl in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills, and Andrew Walter also pled guilty at the time and accepted the 17-year prison sentence but is awaiting for his sentence hearing which is due on May 16th. Cori Ferrentino shared that they are grateful that the judge spent a significant amount of time listening to the arguments when Ryan Reavis was trying to tell his side of the story.

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The lawyer also mentioned that he is disappointed that the court felt that Ryan Reavis should spend some more time in custody than they planned for, but appreciated that it’s lower than the government’s request. Cori Ferrentino added that Ryan Reavis is going to utilize this time to recover and honor the life that has been lost (due to his mistake) in every possible way and added that they strongly believe that longer periods of incarceration for the addicts/runners will not be able to solve the fentanyl crisis, but treatment and accountability might help.

According to Rolling Stone, before the judge announced the sentence for Ryan Reavis, Mac Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, addressed the court via a statement, where she said that after Malcolm left the world, her life went into a dark zone as her son was her person and he was more than just her son as the two of them had a bond and kinship that was deep, special, and irreplaceable. Karen added that Mac Miller and she spoke every day about everything, including his dreams, ambitions, plans for what he wanted to do with his music, etc. She added that Mac would never have taken a pill with fentanyl because he wanted to live, was excited about his future, and wanted so much to do.

Karen Meyers stated in her statement that the void left in her heart by Mac's departure will never be filled.