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Mac Miller’s Drug Dealer Sentenced To 11 Years

By Oreoritse Tariemi
19 April 2022   |   9:48 am
One of the three-drug dealers convicted in Mac Miller's 2018 death caused by fentanyl overdose has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison. 39-year-old Ryan Michael Reavis, alongside two others, were charged with supplying the rapper with fentanyl;-laced pills, which eventually led to his death. Rolling Stone reports that Reavis was sentenced to 10…

One of the three-drug dealers convicted in Mac Miller’s 2018 death caused by fentanyl overdose has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison.

39-year-old Ryan Michael Reavis, alongside two others, were charged with supplying the rapper with fentanyl;-laced pills, which eventually led to his death.

Rolling Stone reports that Reavis was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months by U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II at a court hearing on Monday.

He had claimed not to know the pills caused Miller’s death until he was arrested a year later. Reavis had three guns in his possession at the time of his arrest in Lake Havasu, Arizona, in 2019. Per prosecutors, he also had ammo, “digital scales covered in heroin and methamphetamine residue,” blank prescription pads, and baggies.

The prosecutors at the sentencing also read a statement from Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers.

“My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world,” the statement 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 also added that Mac would “never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl, ever” and that he was “excited for the future.”

Speaking in court, Reavis revealed that his “perspective” and his “heart” have 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.”

However, a text message shared by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elia Herrera showed that Reavis was still distributing drugs as of June 2019, despite being 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 charged in Mac Miller’s death was 48-year-old Stephen Andrew Walter, who admitted he supplied the pills to Reavis and took a 17-year plea deal.

The case against the third man, 30-year-old Cameron James Pettit, is “pending.” Pettit allegedly supplied Mac with counterfeit oxycodone pills on September 5th after arranging to do so the day before.

Real name Malcolm James McCormick, Miller’s death was reported by TMZ to have been caused by a substance abuse overdose. The rapper died on September 7th 2018, following a struggle with drugs and drinking.

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