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A third man has been arrested in connection with the fatal overdose last year of rapper Mac Miller.
Stephen “Stevie” Walter is facing charges of conspiracy and attempt to distribute a controlled substance as authorities believe he may have sold the counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller had at the time of this death, according to court documents obtained by The Rolling Stone.
Authorities believe Walter sold the counterfeit pills to Cameron James Pettit, who later allegedly sold them to Miller, the criminal complaint says.
“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every day in America,” U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said in a statement, according to the Alternative Press. “Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are increasingly common, and we owe it to the victims and their families to aggressively target the drug dealers that cause these overdose deaths.”
Miller died of an overdose on Sept. 7, 2018. An autopsy would later determine the 26-year-old rapper had fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system when he died.
Pettit allegedly got drugs from Walter throughout August, the Associated Press reports.
Earlier this week, authorities arrested Ryan Reavis, the alleged “runner” between Walter and Pettit, who delivered the pills. He was charged with fraud and drug and gun possession.
None of the men have been directly charged with Miller’s death.
Miller had released his fifth LP Swimming just before his death and had been slated to go on tour that fall. The Pittsburgh-born rapper was signed with Rostrum Records, the same label as fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa.
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