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Mac Miller's drug dealer sentenced to over 17 years for distributing fentanyl


A judge has sentenced one of the three men who dealt drugs to Mac Miller to over 17 years for distributing fentanyl.

Stephen Andrew Walter, 49, was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty to a single charge of fentanyl distribution. He had previously accepted the 17-year sentence as part of a plea deal last year. In return, they initially agreed to drop the more severe charge of fentanyl distribution resulting in death.

Despite agreeing to a plea, the judge, Otis D. Wright II, rejected the deal because Walter still sold oxycontin pills after the rapper passed away. Allegedly, he supplied fentanyl-laced oxycontin pills to Cameron James Pettit in September 2018, which were passed to him Ryan Michael Reavis.

From there, the pills were sold to Miller, as well as cocaine and Xanax. The ‘Ladders’ rapper died as a result on September 7th, and a coroner later ruled his death to be due to a “mixed drug toxicity” of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

Walter claims he was unaware the pills contained fentanyl and that he did not know about Miller’s death until his arrest. He repeated these claims in court and also apologised to Miller’s family.

“My actions caused a lot of pain, and for that I’m truly remorseful,” Walter said. “I’m not that type of person who wants to hurt anybody. That’s not me. But on the paperwork where it says that I continued to conduct in that kind of behaviour after I knew that there was death, that’s not the truth, Your Honour.”

He also told the court that he believed Pettit was taking the pills and was unaware they were getting passed on to a never person. “He never told me anything about [Miller]. He didn’t tell me he was going to deliver those pills to another person,” Walter said.

“I thought it was for him – for personal use. And then he delivered them to [Miller] with cocaine and Xanax, or whatever. I was not willing to do that and had no intent to do anything else other than [sell to] Cameron Pettit.

“Two days later, when there was an overdose, Cameron never called me and told me about it, that he had anything to do with him. So I had no idea that somebody had passed. If I would have known, I would not have continued that type of behaviour.”

Reavis was sentenced to 11 years for his involvement, and Pettit’s case is still pending.