The second of three men being held responsible for Mac Miller’s September 2018 drug overdose has been sentenced to 17.5 years behind bars. According to ABC7, Stephen Walter pleaded guilty to a federal count of distribution of fentanyl and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison.
A Los Angeles judge recommended a higher sentence than the original 17-year sentence agreed to in the plea deal because Walter allegedly continued to sell drugs after Mac Miller’s death.
The 49-year-old indirectly sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills and evidence showed that the Fentanyl in the pills is what killed the late Pittsburgh rapper with a mixture of cocaine and alcohol.
“[My] actions caused a lot of pain. For that I’m truly remorseful,” Walter said when addressing the courtroom on Monday (May 16). “I’m not the type of person that wants to hurt anyone.”
A letter from Mac Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, was also read to the courtroom, “He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl. He wanted to live, was excited for the future.”
The two others charged in Mac’s death are co-conspirators Ryan Reavis and Cameron Petit. Reavis already pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges and was sentenced in April to 11 years in prison. Petit’s case is still pending.
Stephen Walter first had the counterfeit drugs and gave them to Reavis who passed the pills off to Petit days before he delivered them to Mac Miller. Mac ultimately passed away on September 7, 2018 at 26 years old.
“I’m still taking responsibility for everything that happened,” Walter added. “I accept responsibility.”