One of the three drug dealers who supplied Mac Miller with fentanyl-laced pills ahead of his death in 2018 has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
39-year-old an Michael Reavis had pled guilty to the distribution of fentanyl, but as Rolling Stone report, said he had no idea the pills were laced with the deadly drug.
Reavis asked for five years in prison, but upon handing down a larger sentence of 10 years and 11 months, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II read a statement from Miller’s mom Karen Meyers.
She wrote: “My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world. Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a bond and kinship that was deep and special and irreplaceable. We spoke nearly every day about everything—his life, plans, music, dreams.
“He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl, ever,” she added. “He wanted to live and was excited about the future. The hole in my heart will always be there.”
Reavis himself added: “This is not just a regular drug case. Somebody died, and a family is never going to get their son back. My family would be wrecked if it was me. They’d never be all right, never truly get over it.
“I think about that all the time. And I know that whatever happens today, I’m the lucky one because my family is here and I’m here and I’ll be with them again. I feel terrible. This is not who I am. My perspective has changed. My heart has changed.”
Mac Miller – real name Malcolm James McCormick – died in September 2018 aged 26 after ingesting a cocktail of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Two other men have been charged in the case. 48-year-old Stephen Andrew Walter was handed a 17-year prison sentence after entering a plea for supplying the fentanyl-laced pills to Reavis, while the case against 30-year-old Cameron James Pettit is still pending.