The man who supplied the deadly pills that killed Mac Miller has accepted a plea deal.
According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, Stephen Walter pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl. Prosecutors agreed to drop the second drug-related charge, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Walter is accused of indirectly giving Mac’s alleged dealer, Cameron James Pettit, deadly Percocet tablets that ended up causing him to overdose. Pettit contacted Walter, who sent a runner, Ryan Reavis, to drop them off at Miller’s house on Sept. 5, 2018.
The pills Miller received were counterfeit and contained fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. By pleading guilty, Walter acknowledges that he was aware that he was distributing counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.
Walter faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and the potential for life without parole, plus a $1 million fine. Prosecutors are recommending 17 years in prison and five years supervised release. He was already on supervised release after being convicted of a previous drug distribution charge.
Walker is one of three defendants charged in Miller’s death. Pettit and Reavis have also been charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances resulting in death, and distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.
Miller was discovered unresponsive in his Studio City, Calif. home on Sept. 7, 2018. The Coroner ruled his death as an accidental overdose due to mixed drug toxicity of cocaine, alcohol, and fentanyl.