Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution in Connection With Mac Miller’s Death

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Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Fentanyl Distribution in Connection With Mac Miller’s Death

Stephen Andrew Walter faces up to 20 years in federal prison

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Malcolm James McCormick aka Mac Miller, September 2016 (Dale Berman/Getty Images for MTV)

One defendant has agreed to plead guilty in the federal case involving the 2018 death of Mac Miller, TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents. Stephen Andrew Walter was charged with the distribution of fentanyl, and he faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Two other men were charged with crimes in connection with Miller’s death. Both men—Cameron James Pettit and Ryan Michael Reavis—have pleaded not guilty. A trial is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

The plea agreement, viewed by Pitchfork, reasserts allegations from the federal grand jury indictment. The agreement reads:

On or about the September 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, within the Central District of California, [Stephen Andrew Walter] knowingly and intentionally directed Ryan Michael Reavis to distribute fentanyl in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills, to Cameron James Pettit. [Walter] knew that the pills that he directed Reavis to give to Pettit contained fentanyl or some other federally controlled substance, and at all relevant times intended for Reavis to distribute the pills to Pettit.

Later that evening, at [Walter]’s direction, Reavis delivered the pills to Pettit. Shortly thereafter, Pettit distributed these pill containing fentanyl to M.M. M.M. later ingested the fentanyl supplied by Pettit, which, in combination with cocaine and alcohol, caused M.M.’s death from a fatal overdose on or about September 7, 2018. M.M. would not have died from an overdose but for the fentanyl contained in the pills that M.M. had received from Pettit on September 4, 2018.

A representative for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California declined to comment when reached by Pitchfork. Mac Miller’s representative also offered no comment.

A lawyer for Stephen Andrew Walter told Pitchfork, “All parties agree that this is a just and fair disposition of the case.” Pitchfork has also reached out to attorneys for Cameron James Pettit and Ryan Michael Reavis.

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