Man Who Supplied Mac Miller with Pills Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Charge

Stephen Walter, the man who prosecutors say supplied Mac Miller's alleged drug dealer with the pills that caused his death in 2018, has pled guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl.


In court documents filed Monday, and obtained Tuesday by both XXL and TMZ, it was revealed that Walter entered a guilty plea with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Miller is listed as "M.M." in those documents.


Walter's other charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance has since been dropped. With the current guilty plea, Walter faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison over the counterfeit and fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills, along with a lifetime of supervised release and a $1 million fine. The fine could instead be "twice the profit gained or loss from the offense," whichever amount is greater, and he also faces a mandatory "special assessment of $100 and a court-imposed term of supervised release that is no less than three years," XXL shares. Prosecutors, however, recommend 17 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release.


Earlier court documents claimed Walter told Ryan Michael Reavis — who is facing fraud, drug, and gun possession charges — to sell fentanyl to Cameron James Pettit via the counterfeit pills and that he was aware that they were deadly. Pettit, who was charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance, brought the drugs to Mac Miller, who overdosed after ingesting the pills along with other substances on September 7, 2018.


The three men were all charged in relation to Miller’s death in September of 2019, with Reavis arrested on September 24, 2019, at his home in Arizona. Pettit was brought into custody on September 4 of that year.