Two men have entered guilty pleas in distributing the fentanyl-laced drugs that killed rapper Mac Miller.
48-year-old Stephen A. Walter and 38-year-old Ryan M. Reavis entered their respective pleas yesterday (Tuesday, November 20) in Los Angeles, California. Both men pleaded guilty to one felony count of distributing fentanyl, per The New York Post.
Speaking to Judge Otis D. Wright, Walter claimed to have never met Miller before. “I never met [Miller] before. I only talked to Cameron [James Pettit].” He continued, “I didn’t know what his intentions were with the pills. After he saw Ryan Reavis, I didn’t know what he was going to do with them.”
Furthermore, Walter admitted that he did sell “counterfeit oxycontin”, but did not know what the pills actually were. He stated, “…I didn’t know what was in them. I didn’t know, like, fentanyl was in it. But I do say, yes, that I aided and abetted the transaction.”
Reavis, whole also participated in the transaction, remained quiet throughout the proceedings. The 38-year-old got the fentanyl-laced pills from Walter, and then gave them to Miller. However, prosecutors claim that Walter did know the pills contained fentanyl. Reavis is scheduled to return to court on April 4, 2022. Walter will face sentencing on March 7, 2022. Walter and Reavis both face up to 20 years in prison, along with a $1 million fine.
Garrett C. Owen