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One of the drug dealers who supplied Mac Miller with pills laced with fentanyl received his prison sentence. The dealer, Ryan Reavis, made a plea deal in November.
He will be in prison for 10 years and 11 months. Reavis was convicted on one count of fentanyl distribution. The prosecutors were asking that he serve 12.5 years in prison. He asked for only five years. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II agreed to the new sentence.
Federal agents say that Reavis supplied the lethal oxycodone pills to Cameron Pettit, the alleged dealer for Miller. They also say that it was an order from Stephen Walter who also pled guilty to the distribution of fentanyl. On Monday, in court, Reavis explained that he was just the middle man.
Testimony From Miller’s Mother
Reavis claimed he did not know that the pills that he supplied were tampered with. Despite his statement, the judge was able to collect an even-handed sentence, but not before they heard the testimony from Karen Meyers, Miller’s mother.
She explained that he would never take fentanyl-laced pills knowingly. Meyers said that her son wanted to live and was very excited about his future. She insisted that the people that allegedly gave him the drugs are the sole reason he died.
Reavis’ Possessions at Arrest
Reavis was originally arrested in Arizona in 2019. Law enforcement explained that they found a fake doctor’s prescription pad which he allegedly used to fill prescriptions. They also claimed to have found guns, prescription drugs, and marijuana.
The prosecution explained that he was in possession of three guns. One of the guns was untraceable. He also had a box of bullets, methamphetamine and heroin-covered scales, and baggies. There were text messages that prove that he continued selling drugs after Miller’s death. This proves that he knew about the fentanyl issue, according to the prosecutors.
Statements and Other Cases
Reavis stated in court that this is not a normal drug case. He explained that this is because someone has died and their family will never get him back. Reavis proclaimed that if it were him, his family would be hurt and they would never be the same. The dealer also said that this is not who he is and he feels very bad about the death of Miller. He stated that his heart and perspective have changed. Reavis is aware that he is lucky.
As of now, Reavis is the only one out of the three suspects to be convicted and sentenced. Pettit still has a pending case. He is accused of being the alleged dealer.
Walter accepted a plea offer that carries a 17-year sentence in prison. He is accused of being a drug runner.
Written by Marrissa Kay
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