Mac Miller – 3 People Indicted On Federal Drug Distribution Charges In Rapper’s Death
Three men have officially been indicted for their alleged roles in the death of Mac Miller. An autopsy revealed that the Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine in September 2018. He reportedly crushed and snorted pills in his Studio City apartment shortly before his passing.
Now, investigators have connected three men to his death.
Cameron James Pettit, 28, Stephen Andrew Walter, 46, and Ryan Michael Reavis, 36, have been charged just weeks after their arrests. Walter has also been charged for being a felon in possession of ammunition. A U.S. District Court grand jury in L.A. alleged that the three suspects distributed the pills that were laced with fentanyl.
Pettit and Walter will have a post-indictment arraignment on Oct. 10, while Reavis is scheduled to be relocated to Southern California for more proceedings.
U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said in a statement on the indictment,
“It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl. As a consequence, fentanyl is now the No. 1 cause of overdose deaths in the United States.”
“These defendants allegedly continued to sell narcotics after Mr. McCormick’s death with full knowledge of the risks their products posed to human life.”
As for the roles each of the men allegedly played, court documents said Mac asked Pettit for 10 “blues”, referring to oxycodone on Sept. 4, 2018. He also reportedly requested cocaine and Xanax that same day. Walter allegedly provided Pettit with the pills and Reavis is accused of being the runner who gave them to Mac.
Mac passed away three days later.
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