One of three drug dealers charged in connection with Mac Miller's 2018 death by fentanyl overdose has been sentenced 17 years and six months in prison. Stephen Andrew Walter was sentenced on Monday, May 16. Last month a federal judge in L.A. sentenced a second man, Ryan Michael Reavis, to 10 years and 11 months of prison time for his involvement in the rapper’s death.
Walter was arrested on charges of fentanyl distribution and had previously agreed to a 17-year sentence as part of a plea agreement last year. However, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II rejected the plea, stating that Walter continued selling the same oxycontin pills that caused Miller’s overdose following his death. Walter’s attorney William S. Harris told Pitchfork that his client does not plan to appeal the 210-month sentence.
A third co-defendant, Cameron James Pettit, faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years and the possibility of life without chance of parole if convicted on conspiracy and drug distribution charges. He pleaded not guilty in October 2019.