Trial date set for men accused of selling Mac Miller pills that killed him

The men who allegedly supplied Mac Miller with drugs before his death will face trial in November (Picture: Getty)

A trial date has been set for the alleged drug dealers who are accused of supplying Mac Miller with the pills that caused his death. 

The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, died in September 2018 at the age of 26 after taking drugs which were allegedly counterfeit and laced with the highly potent drug fentanyl. 

Miller’s cause of death was deemed to be an accidental overdose caused by ‘mixed drug toxicity’ after he was found unresponsive at his home by his personal assistant. 

Three men were arrested in September 2019 during an investigation into the rapper’s death, with Cameron James Pettit alleged to have sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl as well as cocaine and Xanax two days before his death which were allegedly run to him by Ryan Reavis and supplied by Stephen Walter. 

The men have been held without bail in Los Angeles for over two years, with their trial now set to begin on November 16, 2021. 

US Attorney Nick Hanna said the defendants had ‘allegedly continued to sell narcotics after Mr McCormick’s death with full knowledge of the risk of their products.’

Mac Miller on stage

Mac Miller died in 2018 at the age of 26 from an accidental overdose (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

He added in a statement announcing the indictment: ‘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.’

Reavis is reportedly also facing several other charges including fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession of marijuana and prescription drugs as well as drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct by a prohibited possessor and manufacture of a prohibited weapon and his lawyer, Correen Ferrentino told AllHipHop he wanted a separate trial from his co-defendants. 

They claimed he was an ‘alleged runner and minor participant who is alleged to be involved in one transaction,’ but the request was denied. 

All three defendants have pleaded not guilty. 

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

For more stories like this, check our entertainment page.

Follow Metro.co.uk Entertainment on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celeb and entertainment updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.

MORE : Mac Miller’s family slam ‘exploitative’ biography

MORE : Mac Miller posthumously earns platinum certification for 2018 album Swimming

Thanks for reading the whole article. If you wish to get an daily update about Trial date set for men accused of selling Mac Miller pills that killed him , click on the bell button to subscribe for the notifications.

Also, we are now available on all social media:
Follow us for Giveaways and Offers: https://www.flow.page/g-covers

For any Paid Promotions contact us here: https://www.flow.page/g-covers