One of the three drug dealers that was charged in the deadly fentanyl overdose that took the life of music icon and rapper, Mac Miller, was on Monday sentenced to close to 11 years in prison.
Ryan Michael Reavis, 39, appeared in federal court in Los Angeles and confessed to being the middle-man with zero clues that the counterfeit oxycodone pills he delivered to yet another dealer before they offed the rapper in September 2018 were actually laced with fentanyl. He pleaded for only five years in custody.
The final sentence of 10 years and 11 months was a bit more than recommended by probation officials but less than the 12 and a half years sought by prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II passed the verdict after prosecutors read a heart-rending statement from Miller’s mom, Karen Meyers.
“My life went dark the moment Malcolm left his world. Malcolm was my person, more than a son. We had a bond and kinship that was deep and special and irreplaceable. We spoke nearly every day about everything – his life, plans, music, dreams,” the statement said.
“He would never knowingly take a pill with fentanyl, ever. He wanted to live and was excited about the future. The hole in my heart will always be there,” she said.