Drug dealer who sold rapper Mac Miller fentanyl-containing pills sentenced to more than a decade in prison

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One of three men convicted of selling drugs containing fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller, who died of an overdose in 2018, was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months in prison this week.

Ryan Reavis, 39, pleaded guilty last November to distributing fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

Ryan Reavis, 39, was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for selling fentanyl.
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Reavis provided the counterfeit oxycodone pills, which he knew were mixed with fentanyl or another controlled substance, to Cameron Pettit under the direction of Stephen Walter on September 4, 2018, prosecutors say.

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Pettit sold the fentanyl-containing pills to Mac Miller the next day, and the Grammy-nominated artist was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on September 7.

Walter also pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl last year, while the case against Pettit is pending, Fox 11 Los Angeles reports.

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Mac Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, had alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl in his system when he died.

The CDC estimates that at least 105,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, about two-thirds of which were attributed to fentanyl.

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