Two of three men charged with supplying the fentanyl-laced pills that led to rapper Mac Miller's fatal overdose pleaded guilty Tuesday in Los Angeles to a federal drug distribution charge.
Stephen Walter, 48, of Westwood, and Ryan Reavis, 38, formerly of West Los Angeles, entered their pleas during separate Zoom hearings to a count of distribution of fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Sentencing hearings were scheduled for Walter on March 7 and Reavis on April 4.
On Sept. 4, 2018, at the direction of Walter, Reavis supplied counterfeit oxycodone pills to a third co-defendant, Cameron Pettit, 30, of West Hollywood, according to papers filed in Los Angeles federal court.
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Reavis admitted knowing that the pills contained fentanyl or some other controlled substance. Shortly after Reavis handed over the fentanyl-laced pills, Pettit allegedly supplied the pills to Malcolm McCormick -- who recorded and performed under the name Mac Miller -- two days before the 26-year-old rapper suffered a fatal overdose in Studio City on Sept. 7, 2018, federal prosecutors said.
The case against Pettit is pending.
Miller began rapping at 14 and built a large following before signing with the label of fellow Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa. Miller released five studio albums and a series of mix tapes during his career. His final album, "Swimming," was released on Warner Records just a month before his death.