Mac Miller's drug supplier — who provided the fatal dose of pills that took the late rapper's life — has agreed to plead guilty to one count of distribution of fentanyl.
Walter now faces a penalty of over twenty years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release according to court documents. He will also have to pay a fine of $1 million. A plea hearing is set for November 8.
Prosecutors in the case are reportedly seeking 17 years in prison and 5 years supervised release. By having Walter plead guilty, prosecutors want to make it clear that he was fully aware that he was selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl.
Prosecutors claim that Walter — who was already on supervised release from a previous drug case — supplied Mac's alleged dealer, Cameron James Pettit, with the Percocet tablets that led the "Donald Trump" artist to overdose in 2018.
According to TMZ, Pettit allegedly asked Walter for the drugs for Miller. After filling the request, Walter allegedly then sent a runner to drop them off at the musician's home that night.
In 2019, Miller's main drug dealer — Pettit — was arrested by the DEA’s Fusion Task Force and Los Angeles Police Department for selling counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs containing fentanyl.
On September 7, 2018, the “Self Care” rapper — whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick — was found face down and unresponsive in his Studio City home in California after “having suffered blunt trauma to his head, with a quarter-inch abrasion on the bridge of his nose, and blood in his right nostril.” The star was pronounced dead at the scene.
In November 2018, the 26-year-old's cause of death was revealed to be an accidental drug overdose of cocaine and fentanyl.