After one man was already charged earlier this month, another suspect has now been arrested in connection with Mac Miller’s passing.
Rapper Mac Miller passed in September 2018 from an accidental drug overdose due to a mixed drug toxicity of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl.
On September 23rd, 36-year-old Ryan Reavis from lake Havasu City, Arizona, was arrested and charged in connection to the rapper’s death. A press release from the Lake Havasu City Police Department was released the following day and revealed several surprising details about the arrest.
In their statement, local police said that they worked with multiple federal agencies to find justice for Miller. The Drug Enforcement Administration led the investigation, but officers were aided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they served Reavis with a search warrant at his home.
Officers found prescription pills, a physician’s prescription pad, a “usable amount of marijuana,” drug paraphernalia, two shotguns, a 9mm pistol, a personally manufactured firearm silencer, and a large amount of ammunition.
Officers arrested Reavis, who was charged with fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession of prescription drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct by a prohibited possessor, and manufacture of a prohibited weapon, according to the press release.
Reavis is currently in custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department and is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond. Police have yet to clarify Reavis’s relationship to Mac Miller or his connection to the rapper’s overdose.
It turns out that Ryan Reavis is actually the second person arrested in connection with Mac Miller’s passing. On September 4th, authorities arrested 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit in Hollywood Hills. Pettit was charged with supplying the rapper with cocaine and Xanax, along with fake oxycodone pills containing the fentanyl that caused his death.
Fentanyl has proven to be particularly dangerous for opiate addicts, as it is now one of the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths in the U.S. The synthetic opioid is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
Pettit is being held without bond and is due for arraignment on October 11th. If Pettit is convicted, he is facing a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.