LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Two Southland men and an Arizona resident were indicted in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday in connection with the death of rapper-producer Mac Miller.
Stephen Walter, Cameron Pettit and Ryan Reavis were charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances resulting in death and distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Miller died last year after he overdosed on counterfeit painkillers.
The three defendants allegedly distributed narcotics to the 26-year-old Miller – whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick — two days before the entertainer suffered a fatal drug overdose in Studio City on Sept. 7, 2018.
Coroner’s officials later determined Miller died of mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Prosecutors say Pettit agreed to supply the rapper with 10 “blues” — a street term for oxycodone pills — as well as cocaine and the sedative Xanax late on the night of Sept. 4.
Bust instead of delivering genuine oxycodone to Miller, Pettit provided counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin, according to the indictment.
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