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Dealership Should Plead Guilty to Mac Miller Overdose Death

A Los Angeles man accused of rapper Mac Miller’s overdose death in 2018 has agreed to plead guilty as part of a deal that could send him to jail for 17 years, court documents show.

Stephen Andrew Walter was one of three men indicted in 2019 in the death of Miller, who died of a fentanyl overdose the year before.

He agreed to plead guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in a plea deal with prosecutors filed this week. The two sides agreed to a 17-year prison sentence, according to the document. A plea change hearing is scheduled for November 8.

Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, died at age 26 after being found unconscious at his Studio City home on September 7, 2018. His death was ruled as an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl.

Walter admitted in the plea deal that he “ordered” another man, Ryan Michael Reavis, to distribute counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to Cameron James Pettit.

Pettit then allegedly gave Miller the pills. Pettit and Reavis are the other two people charged.

Walter’s plea agreement states that Miller, identified in this document as MM, “would not have died of an overdose without the fentanyl in the pills.”

Walter’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment on Wednesday evening.

Lawyer William S. Harris told Rolling Stone that “this is a 17-year binding plea agreement.”

“The judge will accept it or reject it. If he accepts it, he will not have the power to further condemn my client. If he rejects it, there is no deal,” said Harris. to the magazine.

Federal prosecutors have previously said that Pettit agreed to supply Miller with 10 “blues,” meaning pills containing oxycodone, but delivered counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. Pettit would have ordered the pills from Walter, and Reavis would have delivered the pills to Pettit.

Pettit and Reavis both pleaded not guilty.

Reavis’ attorney, Correen Ferrentino, said Wednesday that “Mr. Reavis recognizes the tragic loss of life associated with these charges” and plans to defend himself at trial in March.

A lawyer for Pettit did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening.

Miller had long rapped about his struggles with addiction.

But his career was in full swing with the release of his fifth album, “Swimming”, and a tour was due to start in October of the same year.

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