Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for overdose death of rapper Mac Miller


A man who admitted supplying the drug dealer who sold Mac Miller with the drug that killed the rapper has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Ryan Michael Reavis, 39, pleaded guilty last year to a single count of distributing fentanyl.

Reavis knowingly supplied counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to co-defendant Cameron James Pettit, 30, of Los Angeles, according to a plea agreement. Pettit sold the pills and other drugs to Miller, who two days later suffered a fatal overdose, prosecutors say.

Another co-defendant, Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, of Los Angeles, also agreed to plead guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl. Prosecutors said Reavis provided the pills to Pettit under Walter’s direction.

Reavis was sentenced to 131 months in prison on Monday, according to Ciaran McEvoy, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

Ryan Reavis, pictured in this undated booking photo in 2019, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for distributing fentanyl, in connection with rapper Mac Miller’s fatal overdose. (Lake Havasu City Police Department/Reuters)

Walter is scheduled to be sentenced May 16, McEvoy said.

The case against Pettit is pending.

Miller’s assistant found the rapper unresponsive in his Los Angeles home on Sept. 7, 2018, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Miller was a Pittsburgh native whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick. Circleshis sixth and final studio album, was released posthumously in 2020.