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Trial date set for men who allegedly sold Mac Miller drugs laced with fentanyl

The rapper passed away in 2018

  • Tope Olufemi
  • 7 June 2021
Trial date set for men who allegedly sold Mac Miller drugs laced with fentanyl

A trial date has been set for the men accused of selling Mac Miller the drugs that killed him.

Miller, real name Malcom McCormick, passed away on September 7, 2018, at 26 from “mixed drug toxicity” according to a coroner’s report. His system was found to contain fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

Cameron James Pettit, Andrew Walter and Ryan Michael Reavis were charged with selling cocaine, oxycodone and Xanax to Miller in 2019. Two days before he died, Miller bought a mix of substances, including the three the men were charged for selling.

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Nick Hanna, US Attorney, claimed that the defendants had “allegedly continued to sell narcotics after Mr McCormick’s death with full knowledge of the risk of their products”.

In a statement, Hanna noted: “It has become increasingly common for us to see drug dealers peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals made with fentanyl,”. She continued on to say that “As a consequence, fentanyl is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States.”

The three defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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A book, Most Dope: The Extraordinary Life of Mac Miller recounting Miller’s life is set to be released next year, but his family have urged against buying the book:

“This book is not authorised or endorsed by Malcolm’s family and has been written by a writer with whom Malcolm did not have a relationship,” a statement read. “The writer of this book was made aware at the outset of the process of writing this book that the family and friends of Malcolm were uncomfortable with him authoring this biography, yet he chose to proceed against our polite insistence that he not do disservice to Malcolm’s legacy through writing a book without legitimate primary sources.”

[Via: NME]

Tope Olufemi is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter here

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