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Mac Miller’s drug supplier, 48, is jailed for 17 years for giving rapper fentanyl-laced pills

Mac Miller’s drug dealer was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for distributing the Percocet pills containing fentanyl that contributed to the rapper’s fatal overdose.

Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, fan Californiapleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in November 2021.

The crime carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years, but under a plea agreement, Walter will instead serve a term of 17 and a half years, according to a criminal justice memorandum obtained by KTLA.

Officials claim that Walter knew the pills contained fentanyl or another federally controlled substance when he authorized their distribution.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in California, which is investigating Walter’s case, did not immediately respond to a request from DailyMail.com for comment.

Miller – whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick – was just 26 when he died of an accidental overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl in 2018. He also had cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time.

Mac Miller’s drug supplier was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for distributing the Percocet pills containing fentanyl that contributed to the rapper’s fatal overdose. Miller was pictured in Sao Paulo, Brazil in March 2018

Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, of California, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in November 2021. He supplied the fentanyl-laced drugs that contributed to Miler's overdose. The body was photographed with Miller's body from his home in Los Angeles on September 7, 2018

Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, of California, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in November 2021. He supplied the fentanyl-laced drugs that contributed to Miler's overdose. The body was photographed with Miller's body from his home in Los Angeles on September 7, 2018

Stephen Andrew Walter, 48, of California, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing fentanyl in November 2021. He supplied the fentanyl-laced drugs that contributed to Miler’s overdose. The body was photographed with Miller’s body from his home in Los Angeles on September 7, 2018

Walter is one of three people accused of the death of the famous rapper.

Ryan Michael Reavis, 39, was sentenced last month to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to fentanyl distribution.

Reavis knowingly delivered fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to co-suspect Cameron James Pettit, 30. The case against Petit is still pending.

In November 2021, when Walter filed his guilty plea, prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced to 17 years in prison and five years’ release under supervision.

Prosecutors made a point of saying that ‘Walter pleading guilty here means he was fully aware of what he had plundered that night – fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.’

A photo of the drugs given to Miller just days before his death, according to court documents

A photo of the drugs given to Miller just days before his death, according to court documents

A photo of the drugs given to Miller just days before his death, according to court documents

Miller was found dead by his assistant at his home in Los Angeles on September 7. According to the coroner's report, he died of an accidental overdose due to a combination of alcohol and drugs. The coroner was pictured at Miller's home on September 7, 2018

Miller was found dead by his assistant at his home in Los Angeles on September 7. According to the coroner's report, he died of an accidental overdose due to a combination of alcohol and drugs. The coroner was pictured at Miller's home on September 7, 2018

Miller was found dead by his assistant at his home in Los Angeles on September 7. According to the coroner’s report, he died of an accidental overdose due to a combination of alcohol and drugs. The coroner was pictured at Miller’s home on September 7, 2018

In a grand jury indictment, Walter, along with Pettit and Reavis were charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in death, and distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

The unsealed charge – which is 12 pages long – claims that Walter supplied the fentanyl and cocaine that Pettit sold to Miller while Reavis acted as a middleman.

Shortly after the indictment was dismissed, Pettit pleaded not guilty.

Both Reavis and Walter have criminal records with drugs, according to the indictment.

Diagrams from Miller's toxicological report showed he had a 0.25 inch red scab in his nose

Diagrams from Miller's toxicological report showed he had a 0.25 inch red scab in his nose

Diagrams from Miller’s toxicological report showed he had a 0.25 inch red scab in his nose

Diagrams of Miller's toxicological report outline his tattoos and show that there were no physical signs of wrong play

Diagrams of Miller's toxicological report outline his tattoos and show that there were no physical signs of wrong play

Diagrams of Miller’s toxicological report outline his tattoos and show that there were no physical signs of wrong play

On September 5, 2018 – two days before he died – Miller allegedly bought cocaine, Xanax and 10 blue pills that appeared to be Petit’s oxycodone.

In texts written by Miller to Petit, the rapper proclaimed his love for oxycodone, or ‘percs’ for the brand name Percocet.

However, the oxycodone pills Miller bought were counterfeit, and actually contained fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin.

In another set of text messages, Reavis, who sold the laced pills to Petit on Sept. 4, worried about undercover police buying drugs.

“People have died of false blues left and right,” the message said. ‘You better believe law enforcement use informants and undercover to buy them on the street so they can start putting ppl in jail for life for selling fake pills.’

Miller was found dead by his assistant at his home in Los Angeles on September 7. According to the coroner’s report, he died of an accidental overdose due to a combination of alcohol and drugs.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration Agency says that just milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, depending on an individual’s tolerance, past use and body size.

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the primary driver of death in the U.S. overdose.

Miller's beats and rhymes, with their frank expressions of drug use and depression, made him a beloved and respected figure among fans, including some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Miller's beats and rhymes, with their frank expressions of drug use and depression, made him a beloved and respected figure among fans, including some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Miller’s beats and rhymes, with their frank expressions of drug use and depression, made him a beloved and respected figure among fans, including some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Miller’s beats and rhymes, with their frank expressions of drug use and depression, made him a beloved and respected figure among fans, including some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

The Pittsburgh resident was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018.

After his death, the pop star posted a loving video of him on her Instagram page and published a song, ‘Thank You Next’, which called him lovely. Grande also made several apparent references to her relationship on her album of the same name.

Three months after his death, Miller was posthumously nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for best rap album for his highly acclaimed LP, Swimming.

His sixth and final studio album, Circles, was released posthumously in 2020.

The Pittsburgh resident, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018. The couple are pictured together in their 2013 music video, The Way

The Pittsburgh resident, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018. The couple are pictured together in their 2013 music video, The Way

The Pittsburgh resident, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018. The couple are pictured together in their 2013 music video, The Way

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