A trial date has been set for the three men allegedly connected to the death of rapper Mac Miller, three years after his tragic passing.
In September 2018, Mac Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, tragically passed away after a “mixed drug toxicity” overdose. In a Los Angeles County Coroner’s report, authorities said they found a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol in the 26-year-old rapper’s system at the time of death.
On the 16th of November, the U.S. Department of Justice will begin the trial of the three men who allegedly sold Miller the counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with the opioid fentanyl that led to his death.
Per Billboard, they include Cameron James Pettit, a man who allegedly sold the “Self Care” artist the drug; Ryan Reavis, a second man suspected to be involved and with currently unreleased details regarding his charges; and Stephen Walter, who was arrested for allegedly sourcing the lethal oxycodone to Petit. Reavis is also facing additional charges, including possession of prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct, and the manufacture of a prohibited weapon.”
Since 2019, the three men have been under arrest and in police custody. In documents from the U.S. Department of Justice, obtained by Digital Music News, the legal system state that the defendants “allegedly continued to sell narcotics after Mr. McCormick’s death with full knowledge of the risk of their products.”
In a statement shared by the same outlet, U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna added: “It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl. As a consequence, fentanyl is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States.”
Prior to his death, the rapper was romantically linked to Ariana Grande. The trial of the men allegedly connected to the death of Mac Miller’s death will commence on the 16th of November, 2021.