The second of three men charged with supplying fentanyl to Mac Miller has pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors announced. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, 38-year-old Ryan Reavis agreed to plead guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl on Wednesday (Nov. 10).
Reavis’ attorney Cori Ferrentino said he is taking responsibility for his role in the 26-year-old rapper’s death.
“He acted as a runner and delivered what he believed to be pills containing oxycodone. He did not know the pills contained fentanyl,” Ferrentino said. “He is very remorseful for his actions and the tragic loss of life.”
Reavis was previously charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession of marijuana, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct by a prohibited possessor and manufacture of a prohibited weapon.
The guilty plea arrives after another man, Stephen Andrew Walter, who distributed the fake pills to Reavis, also pleaded guilty. As a part of Walter’s plea deal, prosecutors recommended a 17-year prison sentence with five years of supervised release.
The plea agreements for both Walter and Reavis allege that Miller “would not have died from an overdose but for the fentanyl contained in the pills.” As reported by REVOLT, the Circles crafter died from the fatal combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Walter and Reavis pleaded guilty just days before they and their co-defendant, Cameron James Pettit, were scheduled to go to trial. A trial date for the three men, who were held in federal custody for over two years without bail, is set for Nov. 16. Pettit, who allegedly purchased the fake pills from Reavis and then supplied them to Miller, has pleaded not guilty.