Ryan Michael Reavis has been sentenced to 10 years and 11 months in prison after admitting he acted as a middleman in the deals that supplied the late rapper with fake oxycodone
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One of the men who admitted supplying rapper Mac Miller with the fentanyl-laced pills that led to his fatal overdose has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison.
Ryan Michael Reavis, 39, admitted in 2019 that he acted as a middleman in the deals that supplied the late rapper with fake oxycodone.
Rapper Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, died in September 2018 at the age of 26.
Reavis still claims he didn’t know the pills were laced.
Now he has been sentenced to 10 years and 11 months in prison. The sentence is slightly higher than recommended by parole officers, but still lower than prosecutors’ requirement of 12.5 years behind bars.
His verdict was read by United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II after Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, read a heartbreaking statement from prosecutors.
According to Rolling Stone, she said: “My life went dark when Malcolm left his world.
“Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a deep and special and irreplaceable bond and kinship. We talked about everything almost every day – his life, his plans, his music, his dreams.
“He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl. He wanted to live and looked forward to the future. The hole in my heart will always be there.”
She further recalled her son’s laugh, calling it “contagious and radiant” and spoke about how his music “resonated with a lot of people around the world.”
The rapper’s cause of death was determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner and Coroner to be a deadly combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Reavis attorney Cori Ferrentino said the case was “very tragic and difficult.”
She said Reavis was an addict who was unaware the pills he gave a co-defendant contained fentanyl.
“Mac Miller was loved and admired by so many,” she said.
“He fought many of the same demons of addiction that Mr. Reavis fought his entire life. It hasn’t escaped Mr. Reavis for a minute that he can return to his family and Mac Miler can’t.”
Ferrentino said her client will use his time in prison to “grow in his recovery” and honor the musician’s life in any way he can.
Reavis was the second person to plead guilty in connection with the star’s death.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/mac-miller-drug-dealer-gets-26741189 Drug dealer Mac Miller gets nearly 11 years in prison for supplying deadly pills to rappers