Three people who were arrested in connection with the death of rapper Mac Miller have now reportedly been charged in relation to the incident.
The three men — Stephen “Stevie” Walter, 46, Ryan Reavis, 36, and Cameron James Pettit, 28 — have been charged over the act of providing the rapper with the drugs that led to his fatal overdose, although the exact involvement of each of the three has not been confirmed so far.
The three have previously been charged with various offenses related to drugs, according to reports, and now they have also received an extra allegation related to the rapper’s overdose.
The three men are now in custody after being arrested over the last few weeks, and nobody has entered any plea so far, according to reports.
Only two have been confirmed to have a lawyer so far. The situation of the third remains unclear. All three have been quiet about their charges as well, and do not seem to want to address the situation so far.
Pettit has decided to enter the plea in federal court. The death of Miller remains a controversial topic in the entertainment world after the rapper died of a fentanyl overdose, combined with several other drugs and alcohol.
The rapper’s death came at a time when the whole country was suffering from the effects of a widespread opioid epidemic, which has been described as very damaging in American society.
The fact that a celebrity was taken by the dangerous drugs brought significantly more light to the crisis, and many have pointed out that Miller’s death should be pursued to the full extent for this very reason alone.
Ariana Grande recently opened up about her late boyfriend by saying: “I was always a person who never went to festivals and never went out and had fun like that. But the first time I went was to see Malcolm perform, and it was such an incredible experience. I went the second year as well, and I associate, heavily … it was just kind of a mindf**k, processing how much has happened in such a brief period.”
She added: “I’m a person who’s been through a lot and doesn’t know what to say about any of it to myself, let alone the world. I see myself on stage as this perfectly polished, great-at-my-job entertainer, and then in situations like this, I’m just this little basket-case puddle of figuring it out.”
Miller was a promising talent who even got on Jay-Z’s radar.