Mac Miller death investigation leads to third suspect’s arrest
This is the second person who is allegedly involved in the rapper’s death that has been detained by authorities this week.
Stephen Walter was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday in connection with the case, TMZ reports. According to court documents, Walter was arrested for supplying Cameron Pettit, the first man arrested in this case, with oxycodone pills that were laced with fentanyl. Miller died last September of an accidental overdose.
Earlier this week, 36-year-old Ryan Reavis of Lake Havasu City, AZ was arrested as part of Miller’s active case.
Police came forward to say they searched Reavis’ home in relation to the case. In his home, they found a physician’s prescription pad, prescription-only pills, drug paraphernalia and marijuana, TMZ reports.
They also found various firearms that authorities confiscated. Reavis is facing fraud charges, as well as drug and gun possession charges. The details of how he is connected to Miller’s case were not revealed.
Earlier this month, Pettit, from Los Angeles, was arrested in connection to the rapper’s death. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 28-year-old resident of Hollywood Hills, faces charges alleging that he supplied Miller with counterfeit, fentanyl-laced pills two days before his death.
Court records revealed phone communications between Miller and Pettit. According to the report, Miller asked to be furnished with “percs.” Pettit then agreed to give the rapper 30-milligram oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax. The oxycodone pills, however, were counterfeits laced with fentanyl.
“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every day in America,” U.S. Atty. Nick Hanna says in a statement. “Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are increasingly common, and we owe it to the victims and their families to aggressively target the drug dealers that cause these overdose deaths.”
Two days after the purchase, Mac Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home. His death was later ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
The 42-page criminal complaint has prosecutors alleging that Pettit messaged his friends on Instagram shortly after Miller’s death. He reportedly told friends he probably shouldn’t post a reaction in regards to his death “just to be smart.”
Pettit currently faces one count of distribution of a controlled substance. If convicted of the charge, he would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
More on Mac Miller
On Sept. 7, 2018, it was reported Miller passed away at the age of 26 from an apparent overdose. Law enforcement detail that Miller was found Friday around noon PST in his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the news, Miller’s family released a statementconfirming his passing while asking for privacy as details develop.
In November 2018, Miller’s cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose, according to a toxicology report issued by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. A combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol were found in Miller’s system, as reported by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, which caused the rapper’s tragic death.
Miller had released his fifth LP Swimming in early August 2018. However, a posthumous track titled “The Sun Room” surfaced in July 2019. The rapper was set to go on tour in October in support of his last album. His final performance was Sept. 3, 2018 at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles.