Another man enters plea deal in Mac Miller fake oxy case

A second man has reached a plea agreement for supplying the counterfeit drugs that led to rapper Mac Miller's fatal overdose.

The US Department of Justice has announced that Ryan Michael Reavis (38) - formerly of West Los Angeles and latterly a resident of Lake Havasu, Arizona – has agreed to plead guilty to a single-count superseding information charging him with distribution of fentanyl.

According to the plea agreement, Reavis knowingly distributed counterfeit oxycodone pills to co-defendant Cameron James Pettit (30), at the direction of co-defendant Stephen Andrew Walter (48), who agreed a deal with prosecutors last month that included a 17-year prison sentence. The case against Pettit is pending.

Reavis admitted in his plea agreement to knowing that the pills contained fentanyl – a super potent opioid analgesic - or some other controlled substance. He was arrested in September 2019.

Shortly after Reavis distributed the fentanyl-laced pills to Pettit, Pettit gave the pills to the 26-year-old rapper, approximately two days before he suffered a fatal drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Both Walter and Reavis are expected to enter their guilty pleas in front of a US District Judge in Los Angeles in the "coming weeks."

The counterfeit oxycodone pills were considered to be the major contributor to Miller's death, although the singer was also found to have taken cocaine and alcohol in his final hours.

Fake opioid pills laced with fentanyl are also thought to be behind the deaths of other celebrities including Prince and Lil Peep, as well as the near-death overdose of Demi Lovato. Meanwhile, fentanyl was also implicated in the deaths of Tom Petty and Michael Jackson.

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