A grand jury has indicted the three men charged with providing Mac Miller with the drugs that ultimately killed him. Cameron Pettit, Stephen Walter and Ryan Reavis have been accused of conspiring and distributing the cocaine and oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that caused the rapper's death in September 2018.
Miller, the ex-boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, died of an accidental overdose at his California home after mixing fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. The three men had been arrested on drug charges but have now been accused of supplying the drugs that led to the 26-year-old's death. Each charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a potential maximum of life without parole.
Walter is believed to have sold Pettit the counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, an opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. Pettit then sold the pills to Miller two days before he overdosed and died. Meanwhile, Reavis is accused of working as Walter's "runner" and delivering the pills to Pettit.
Although Miller had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, he had not overdosed until last September. Police say they found drugs understood to be from Pettit in Miller's home, as well as evidence that Miller had crushed and sniffed oxycodone that Pettit had provided. Both Reavis and Walter had previously been charged with possession of ammunition as a felon and have a criminal history of drug dealing. The three men are currently in custody.
Miller, born Malcolm James Myers McCormick, had been in a relationship with Ariana Grande for two years, but the couple had broken up before the rapper died. He had been open about his battle with drug addiction and depression in his music. After his death, Grande posted a video of Miller on Instagram and has since spoken about their relationship. She told Vogue that Miller "didn't deserve his demons" and was the "best person ever."
Grande added that "for such a long time" she had been the glue that held him together but soon found herself becoming "less and less sticky". Miller is survived by his mother Karen Meyers, a photographer, and his father Mark McCormick, an architect, as well as an older brother, whose name is Miller.