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A second man involved in supplying Mac Miller laced pills has been sentenced. Stephen Walter, 49, will spend more than 17 years behind bars for giving drugs to Mac Miller, which resulted in his death at 26.
Walter was sentenced on Monday (May 16), a few months after pleading guilty to a federal count of distribution of fentanyl. He apologized to Mac Miller’s family and admitted his actions “caused a lot of pain.” Radar Online points out ABC reporter Josh Haskell shared the update today and said a letter from Mac’s mom, Karen, was read in court. It said, “He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl. He wanted to live, and was excited for the future.”
Three people in total were charged, including Ryan Reavis, 39, who was previously sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison. However, the case for Cameron Pettit, 30, is reportedly still pending, according to Deadline. According to federal court documents, the pills went from Walter to Reavis, who reportedly supplied the counterfeit oxycodone pills to Pettit. Then Pettit allegedly gave them to Miller days before he died from an overdose.
Mac Miller died on September 7, 2018, from an accidental overdose. He struggled with addiction and substance abuse, often referenced in his music.
Miller McCormick, Mac’s older brother, has often paid tribute to his sibling. In an IG post, he said, “Hard to let go. Wish you were really here.” On Mac Miller’s first passing anniversary, his father, Mark McCormick, warned others to be careful. He said,
“Many of us who were young, including me, experimented with drugs. But it’s a different f—ing world out there,” he said. “The one thing I would say to you is don’t take the risk. It’s just not worth it.”