Man Charged with Mac Miller's Death Pleads Not Guilty (UPDATE)

One year after the rapper’s untimely passing.

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UPDATE (October 11, 2019): Cameron Pettit, the 28-year-old West Hollywood man allegedly responsible for selling Mac Miller the fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pills that killed him, has entered a plea of not guilty. Standing alongside his attorney in a Los Angeles federal court, Pettit entered his not guilty plea and responded to a judge’s questions concerning his decision, but remained silent outside of that exchange. Pettit’s attorney John D. Robertson also declined comment. The other two defendants in Pettit’s case, 46-year-old Stephen Walter of Los Angeles and 36-year-old Ryan Reavis of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, have yet to enter their own pleas.

UPDATE (October 3, 2019): Three men who were recently arrested in connection with the overdose of Mac Miller have officially been charged with the rapper’s death. A grand jury indicted 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit of West Hollywood, California, 46-year-old Stephen “Stevie” Walter of Los Angeles and 36-year-old Ryan Reavis of Lake Havasu City, Arizona with conspiring and distributing the cocaine and fentanyl laced-oxycodone pills that led to Miller’s death in September 2018.

The trio was already charged with drug-related offenses during their arrests, with Pettit and Walter receiving additional counts of gun-related charges. The United States Attorney’s Office clarified the differences in those charges, saying, “The indictment contains two counts that accuse the men of being responsible for Mac Miller’s death — a conspiracy count and the narcotics distribution charge. Previously, Pettit and Miller were charged with distributing narcotics, and now the indictment alleges that their conduct resulted in a death.”

According to reports, Walter allegedly supplied the fentanyl and cocaine that Pettit sold to Miller with Reavis acting as the middleman for the drug sale. Pettit sold the cocaine, Xanax and 10 fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to the rapper on September 5. His assistant found him dead in his Los Angeles home two days after.

Pettit and Walter are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on October 10. Reavis, who was arrested less than a week ago, awaits his date.

UPDATE (September 27, 2019): Another man has been arrested in connection with the death of Mac Miller, just one day after the news of Ryan Reavis’ arrest broke out. Stephen “Stevie” Walter, the third suspect, was arrested September 23 in his Los Angeles home and is charged with conspiracy and attempt to distribute a controlled substance. He is currently being held without bond.

Rolling Stone obtained a copy of the criminal complaint stating Walter was the one who provided the fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to Cameron James Pettit, the first man arrested in the active case, who subsequently sold the counterfeit drugs to Miller two days before his death. A transcript of text messages included in the complaint showed Pettit reaching out to Walter for “10 blues” (the pain killer Percocet) after speaking to the rapper, and he was contacted by Reavis (an alleged “runner” for Walter) shortly after to schedule a meeting place and time.


ORIGINAL STORY (September 26, 2019): A second man has been apprehended in connection with the death of Mac Miller. Police arrested 36-year-old Ryan Reavis, a resident of Lake Havasu City, Arizona after investigators discovered a physician’s prescription pad, prescription-only pills, drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside his home. A number of firearms including a pistol, two shotguns, a personally manufactured firearm suppressor and large amounts of ammunition were also found.

Reavis is now facing a fraud charge alongside two-weapon counts and possession of marijuana and prescription drugs, however, police have not revealed Reavis’ connection to the rapper. He is currently being held at a $50,000 USD cash bond.

The news of Reavis’ capture comes just a few weeks after authorities made their first arrest in the active investigation of the rapper’s death — 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit reportedly supplied Miller with cocaine, Xanax and counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl two days before his death. He is currently facing one count of distribution of a controlled substance and is scheduled to be arraigned October 11.

In other music news, Chance the Rapper has shared a slate of new tour dates for “The Big Tour” with Lil Yachty and Taylor Bennett.

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