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Second Person Arrested In Connection To Mac Miller’s Overdose Death

It's not clear exactly how authorities believe Ryan Reavis is linked to the death of the rapper, who OD'd on a toxic cocktail of drugs.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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A second man has been arrested in the death of Mac Miller as authorities continue to investigate the rapper’s passing.

Ryan Reavis, 36, was arrested Monday after a search of his home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona allegedly revealed a physician's prescription pad, prescription pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, a 9mm pistol, two shotguns, ammunition, and a homemade firearm suppressor, Havasu News reports.

Miller was found unresponsive in his home in California’s San Fernando Valley on Sept. 7, 2018, and pronounced dead upon the arrival of paramedics. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner later concluded that the rapper, born Malcolm James McCormick, died from an accidentally lethal combination of drugs, with fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol all being found in his system. He was 26 years old.

Officials have not revealed in what way they believe Reavis, who was held on a $50,000 cash-only bond and then transferred to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, is connected to Miller’s death, Havasu News reports. He was booked on charges involving fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession of marijuana, possession of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct by a prohibited possessor, and the manufacture of a prohibited weapon.

Two weeks before Reavis was arrested, another man was charged in connection to Miller’s death. Cameron Pettit, 28, was taken into custody earlier this month and charged with distribution of a controlled substance, with authorities alleging that Pettit had a hand in Miller’s death by selling him oxycodone pills that were laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid the Centers for Disease Control describes as being 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.

Federal authorities alleged in a 42-page affidavit that Pettit and Miller exchanged text messages arranging for the dealer to supply Miller with a variety of pills, including “percs,” or Percocet. Following Miller’s death, Pettit is alleged to have expressed anxiety to his friends, writing in one message, “I’m not great. … Most likely I will die in jail.”

Pettit has not yet entered a plea in response to the charge and his attorney declined to comment to the Associated Press on his client’s behalf. He is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Oct. 7, according to the news organization.

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