The ongoing legal case over Mac Miller‘s death has taken a new phase when one of three people accused of supplying the drugs that killed the rapper accepted a plea bargain. According to Rolling Stone, Stephen Andrew Walter will accept a 17-year sentence and “claim a single new charge of dispensing fentanyl.” The Mac Miller case seems to be heading towards interesting stages.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he has previously faced “conspiracy to distribute lethal controlled substances and distribution of lethal fentanyl” and other defendants Cameron James Pettit and Ryan Michael Reavis.
The Los Angeles County Coroners Office determined that Miller’s death in September 2018 was an accidental overdose, and that he had a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time. The case has gone through different stages since then.
“I plead guilty and plead guilty because I want to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement,” Walter said in a statement in addition to the court agreement. This can take the case to many different points.
A Los Angeles man charged in connection with Mac Miller’s fatal overdose has agreed to plead guilty and accept a 17-year prison sentence for supplying the rapper with fentanyl-laced pills shortly before his death in 2018. pic.twitter.com/JSOrrGxO8A
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According to Rolling Stone, Pettit has a plea bargain that has not been made public, while Reavis will be put on trial in March 2022. The indictment states that Miller tried to purchase oxycodone, but Pettit gave him fentanyl oxycodone under instructions.
“It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers selling counterfeit drugs made with fentanyl. As a result, fentanyl is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States,” he said. “These defendants allegedly continued to sell narcotics after the death of Mr McCormick, fully knowing the risks to human life of their products.”
Walter’s lawyer told Rolling Stone that if the judge agreed to the settlement, they would not be able to add additional fines to his client. This is how the agreement will enter into force.
Fentanyl deaths have started killing a lot of people in recent years. According to Rolling Stone, drugs also contributed to the deaths of Lil Peep, Prince, and Tom Petty.
“The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis of overdose deaths fueled by illegally produced fentanyl and methamphetamine,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram told NPR. “The fake pills containing these dangerous and highly addictive drugs are deadlier and more accessible than ever before.”
Mac Miller Talks About His Struggle With Drugs In His Songs
Miller has always been candid in his music about his battle with addiction – he even specifically mentioned fentanyl in 2013’s song “Someone Like You.” She brought this struggle together with her fans through her songs. was presented, and a song he recorded with Young Thug the day before he died – coincidentally titled “Day Before” – was released on Thug’s final studio album.