Mac Miller’s drug dealer, who sold the fentanyl that contributed to his overdose, has been sentenced to seventeen years in prison
The drug dealer has now been handed his sentence after pleading guilty.
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Mac Miller was an extremely talented musician and rapper.
Since the age of fifteen, Miller had been producing music in his hometown of Philadelphia’s hip hop scene.
Miller’s career began to truly take off back in 2010 after the release of his mixtapes K.I.D.S. and Best Day Ever.
From there, his success only grew and he even went on to set up his own record company and serve as a record producer for fellow artists.
But, aside from being a talented musican, Miller was also known for being one of the most kind-hearted men.
He was very close to his family, and anyone who ever met the rapper only ever had good things to say about him.
Sadly, Miller struggled with depression and substance abuse.
Both things he was very open about in interviews and in his lyrics.
And tragically, on September 7th, 2018, Miller passed away aged twenty-six-years-old.
His death was pronounced an accidental overdose of drugs, fentanyl and c**aine, and alcohol.
Following his passing, 3 men were arrested for supplying Miller with fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills before his death.
One of the men, Ryan Reavis pleaded guilty to a drug distribution charge, TMZ reports.
Reavis appeared in court last month for his sentencing where he asked for only 5 years as he claimed he had no idea the oxycodone pills were laced with fentanyl, Rolling Stone reports.
Reavis was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
And now, another man who was arrested for supplying Miller with the fentanyl-laced drugs has been sentenced.
Stephen Walter’s has been sentenced to seventeen and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing the fentanyl that contributed to Miller’s death.
According to the Rolling Stone, Walter’s sentence was given after the judge rejected his plea deal as too lenient.
The outlet reports that Judge Wright said: “The court has elected not to accept that plea agreement. So, sir, if you want, at this point, you can withdraw your guilty plea and go to trial. I may as well lay it out, okay.
“When you continue to engage in this activity even after your activities killed someone, I’m having a tough time not staying within the guidelines.”
Walter was also given the chance to address the court where he reportedly said: “My actions caused a lot of pain, and for that I’m truly remorseful.”
“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 behavior after I knew that there was death, that’s not the truth, your honor.”
Walter has been sentenced to 17.5 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release.
The case against the third man, Cameron Pettit, remains.