The three men accused of selling Mac Miller the fentanyl-laced drugs that killed him will face trial on November 16 of this year.
Cameron James Pettit, Andrew Walter and Ryan Michael Reavis have been behind bars since they were first charged back in 2019 over the rap icon’s fatal overdose, after a coroner ruled his cause of death to be “mixed drug toxicity”.
Fentanyl was one of the drugs found in the 26-year-old’s system at the time of his death on September 7, 2018, with prosecutors claiming the pills given to the star were counterfeit and laced with the deadly opioid.
As NME reports, Walter allegedly supplied the pills to Pettit, while Reavis was allegedly employed as a runner.
Even more disturbingly, US Attorney Nick Hanna alleged the defendants had “continued to sell narcotics after [Miller’s] death with full knowledge of the risk of their products”.
“It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl,” Hanna said. “As a consequence, fentanyl is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States.”
All three men have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.