Three men arrested in connection with Mac Miller’s deadly overdose have now been charged with providing the drugs that killed him, the BBC reports.
Cameron Pettit, Stephen Walter and Ryan Reavis were indicted by a Los Angeles Grand Jury on federal drug distribution charges. They are accused of conspiring and distributing cocaine and oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that led to Miller’s overdose.
Prosecutors say that instead of getting oxycodone on Sept. 5, 2018, the pills Mac received were counterfeit and contained fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. According to reports, Mac allegedly crushed the pills, snorted them, and died.
“It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl. As a consequence, fentanyl is now the No. 1 cause of overdose deaths in the United States,” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said when announcing the indictment. “These defendants allegedly continued to sell narcotics after Mr. McCormick’s death with full knowledge of the risks their products posed to human life.”
Pettit and Walter are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on October 10. Reavis, who was arrested less than a week ago, awaits his date. If convicted, they face up to life in jail.