The Department of Justice has announced that Ryan Reavis, the man accused of selling drugs that killed Mac Miller, has pleaded guilty to the distribution of Fentanyl. Reavis is one of the suspects that were charged with the death of the rapper.
According to the plea statement, the suspect “knowingly distributed oxycodone pills” to Cameron James Pettit in September 2018. Pettit then gave the pills, which had Fentanyl to Mac Miller. The 26-year-old died of an overdose two days later-on September 7th2018.
The statement also reads that Miller also had alcohol and cocaine in his system and would not have died if not for the Fentanyl.
Second Defendant to Plead Guilty
Weeks ago, Stephen Andrew Walter, another co-defendant, also pleaded guilty to knowingly distributing Fentanyl. Walter had reportedly directed Reavis to deliver the Fentanyl to Pettit.
The Department Of Justice expects the two, Reavis and Walter, to plead guilty before a district judge in the coming weeks. The case could see Reavis spend up to 20 years in prison and pay up to $1 million in fines. The DOJ also adds that Pettit’s case is still pending.
Mac Miller’s Addiction
Miller stormed the rap scene in 2010. He signed for Warner Records in 2014 after two chart-topping albums. He had just released his fifth studio album and was preparing a tour before his untimely death.
The rapper was reportedly candid with his producer on his struggle to stay sober. A few months before his death, he crashed his SUV into a light pole while intoxicated.
In an interview published before his demise, Miller says;
“It just seems exhausting to always be battling something … to always be battling for what you think your image is supposed to be.”
He adds, “You’re never going to be able to get anything across. It’s never gonna be the real … No one’s gonna ever really know me. You know what I mean? That’s okay. The people that have the best chance of knowing me that would like to, would just be by listening to my music. Even friends that I’ve lost touch with, if they ask how I’ve been, I’m like, “That’s the best way to know how I’m doing.”