A Westwood man was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years behind bars for his role in supplying the fentanyl-laced pills that led to rapper Mac Miller’s fatal overdose four years ago.
Stephen Walter was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Walter was one of three people charged in the death of the rapper, who died from an overdose on Sept. 7, 2018.
Ryan Reavis, 39, pleaded guilty to the distribution charge and was sentenced in April to almost 11 years behind bars. The case against Cameron Pettit, 30, of West Hollywood, is pending.
Prosecutors allege that Walter, Reavis and Pettit distributed narcotics to Miller two days before the performer overdosed.
According to papers filed in Los Angeles federal court, the pills traveled from Walter to Reavis, who supplied the counterfeit oxycodone pills to Pettit who sold the drugs to Miller.