Mac Miller’s Drug Dealer Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Prison
It has been nearly three-and-a-half years since Mac Miller died of an overdose. On September 7, 2018, the MC/producer/singer was found unresponsive in his California home. One of the people who supplied Malcolm McCormick with the drugs that killed him was sentenced today (April 18).
Ryan Michael Reavis appeared in a Los Angeles, California court today. There, he was given a sentence of 10 years and 11 months under U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II for selling the fentanyl-laced pills which killed the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native. Reavis alleged that he was unaware the drugs he sold Mac Miller caused the artist’s death until he was arrested a year to the month after the fatality. The 39-year-old was arrested in Arizona that same year, where authorities discovered narcotics and weapons in his possession. However, prosecutors recovered text messages from June 2019 that suggested Reavis’ knowledge of causing overdose to other customers.
“My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world,” a statement read by prosecutors written by Mac Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, said. “Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a bond and kinship that was deep and special, and irreplaceable. We spoke nearly every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams.” The artist’s mom insisted that her son would have never knowingly taken fentanyl. Reports suggest that Mac Miller had believed he had orally taken oxycodone. After examination of the case experts from novo detox los angeles has said that Reavis allegedly supplied the artist with counterfeit product.
In court today, Reavis told the audience: “This is not just a regular drug case. Somebody died, and a family is never going to get their son back. 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.”
Others accused of involvement in Mac Miller’s death include Stephen Andrew Walter. The 48-year-old previously accepted a 17-year plea deal for supplying the same pills to Reavis. According to Rolling Stone, a case against third suspect Cameron James Pettit is listed as pending.
Last year, Mac Miller’s Faces mixtape was formally released to digital streaming platforms.