One of the drug dealers responsible for supplying fentanyl-laced pills to the late Mac Miller will be serving nearly 11 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II announced the sentencing on Monday (April 18).
According to Rolling Stone, Ryan Reavis will be behind bars for 10 years and 11 months after pleading guilty in November to one count of distributing fentanyl. Reavis originally asked for five years and prosecutors were trying for 12 and a half years. Reavis told the court he didn’t know the pills caused Miller’s death until a year later when he was arrested.“This is not just a regular drug case. Somebody died, and a family is never going to get their son back,” Reavis said before the sentencing. “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.”
Mac Miller, who was born Malcolm James McCormick, died in September 2018 at 26 years old. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner and Coroner ruled a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol as the cause of the rapper’s death, Variety reports.
Reavis is one of three men charged with the death of the late rapper.
Per Variety, “Stephen Andrew Walter admitted last October to supplying Reavis with the fentanyl that killed Miller. Walter accepted a plea deal carrying a 17-year prison sentence. A case against Cameron James Pettit, the third drug dealer charged in Miller’s overdose, is still pending.”