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Dealer Pleads Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl-Containing Pills That Caused Mac Miller’s Fatal Overdose


A man pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing the fentanyl-containing pills that caused rapper Mac Miller’s fatal overdose in 2018, according to a plea agreement filed in California. Stephen Andrew Walter pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl.

On September 4, 2018, Walter told a runner to distribute counterfeit oxycodone pills containing the synthetic drug fentanyl, according to the plea agreement. This runner gave the pills to Miller’s dealer, who supplied them to Miller, according to the document. Three days later, he is dead from which coroner described later as “mixed drug toxicity” of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

The plea agreement says Walter knew the pills “contained fentanyl or another fentanyl controlled substance” and knew they would be given to the dealer. He also says Miller “would not have died of an overdose without the fentanyl in the pills.”

Dealer Pleads Guilty To Distributing Fentanyl-Containing Pills That Caused Mac Miller’s Fatal Overdose
Mac Miller in 2014.

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Walter now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years for his role in distributing fentanyl and a fine of up to $ 1 million. The alleged runner and the dealer also have been billed.

Miller, who was born Malcolm James McCormick, made a name for himself in the indie rap scene starting in 2010. After two chart-topping albums, he signed with Warner Records in 2014. Just before his death, Miller had released their fifth studio album. and was preparing to take a tour.

The rapper and producer has spoken often about his struggle to stay sober. In May 2018, he hit a lamppost while under the influence, an experience he said “had to happen” to change his outlook on life.

“It just seems exhausting to always fight something… to always fight for what you think your image is meant to be,” Miller told Vulture in one of his last interviews, published the day before his death. . “You will never be able to get anything through. It will never be the real thing… No one will ever really know me. You know what I mean? I wish it would be just listening to my music. Even friends with me. who I lost touch with, if they ask me how I was, I’m like, “This is the best way to know how I’m doing. “

In 2018 he was posthumously nominated for his first Grammy for his latest album “Swimming”.

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