The artist died as a result of a lethal overdose of fentanyl-laced tablets on September 07, 2018.
Prosecutors say the individual who supplied the lethal medications that killed rapper and record producer Mac Miller acknowledged his responsibility and agreed to plead guilty in federal court.
Defendant Stephen Walter pled guilty to one count of fentanyl distribution, according to court records filed in California, obtained by TMZ. The extra drug-related charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was withdrawn.
On Sept. 4, 2018, Walter told Ryan Reavis to supply fentanyl “in the form of counterfeit oxycodone pills” to the third defendant, prosecutors claim was Miller’s dealer Michael Pettit, according to the filings. Walter knew the tablets “contained fentanyl or some other federally controlled substance” when he delivered them, as per prosecutors.
Miller “would not have died from an overdose” if it hadn’t been for the fentanyl, prosecutors contend.
In terms of punishment, the documents state that he might face a maximum sentence of more than 20 years in jail, as well as a lifetime of supervised release and a $1 million fine. Prosecutors propose a sentence of 17 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Walter’s attorney William S. Harris said in a statement to E! News that all parties are in agreement that the accepted punishment outlined in the plea deal is a “fair and just disposition of this matter.”