One of the three-drug dealers who provided Mac Miller with the lethal narcotics that claimed his life will spend nearly 11 years behind bars.
Ryan Michael Reavis admitted that he was the middle man who provided fentanyl-laced pills to another dealer, who then gave them to Miller. The 39-year-old man maintained no idea that the drugs were laced. The former narcotics salesman was hoping for a lighter sentence of five years, but prosecutors had other plans.
Mac Miller died on September 7th, 2018, after ingesting the fake medications. Text messages show that Reavis continued selling drugs even after the death and was made aware that fentanyl was becoming a growing problem. At the time of his arrest, Reavis had three guns, boxes of ammunition, digital scales with heroin and methamphetamine residue on them, and blank prescription pads and baggies.
After his prison stint is completed, Reavis must then complete three years of supervised release. The other drug dealer in the case, 48-year-old Stephen Andrew Walter, accepted a plea deal last October that sentenced him to 17 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to providing Miller with the lethal pills. Co-defendant Cameron James Pettit has yet to be convicted. He is being accused of also supplying Miller with ten fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills, cocaine, and Xanax.
Mac Miller was open about his struggles with drug addiction. Sadly, his addiction took a toll on him, leaving the world to mourn one of its most beloved young lyricists.
Let’s continue to keep his family, friends, and fans in our thoughts and prayers.