Man Who Dealt Mac Miller Drugs Sentenced to Nearly 11 Years in Prison for Supplying Late Rapper With Fentanyl

The dealer, 39-year-old Ryan Michael Reavis, was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months in prison for supplying the drugs that killed Mac Miller.

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One of the men convicted in Mac Miller’s 2018 death has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for supplying the musician with the fentanyl-laced pills that led to his overdose, Rolling Stone reports. 

The man, 39-year-old Ryan Michael Reavis, was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II. He told the court he didn’t know the pills caused Miller’s death until a year later when he was arrested. Reavis is one of three men charged in the overdose death, and had three guns in his possession when he was arrested in Lake Havasu, Arizona in 2019. He also had ammo, “digital scales covered in heroin and methamphetamine residue,” blank prescription pads, and baggies, per prosecutors. 

“My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world,” a statement read by prosecutors from Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, read. “Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a bond and kinship that was deep and special and irreplaceable. We spoke nearly every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams.”

Meyers added that Mac would “never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl, ever” and that he was “excited for the future.” In court, Reavis said his “perspective” and his “heart” has changed.

“This is not just a regular drug case,” he said. “Somebody died, and a family is never going to get their son back. My family would be wrecked if it was me. They’d never be all right, never truly get over it. I think about that all the time. And I know that whatever happens today, I’m the lucky one because my family is here and I’m here and I’ll be with them again. I feel terrible. This is not who I am.”

Additionally, a text message, shared by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elia Herrera, reportedly showed that Reavis was still selling pills in June 2019, and that he was aware of overdose deaths. 

“Defendant knew that people were dying from fake blues left and right,” Herrera said. “He knew that people were being put away in prison for life for dealing them. Defendant was not worried about people dying left and right. He was worried about getting caught.”

Also previously charged with Miller’s death were 48-year-old Stephen Andrew Walter, who admitted he supplied the pills to Reavis and took a 17-year plea deal, while the case against 30-year-old Cameron James Pettit is “pending,” RS reports prosecutors sharing. Pettit allegedly supplied Mac with counterfeit oxycodone pills on Sept. 5 after arranging to do so the day before. 

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