A drug dealer was sentenced to 17 years in jail for selling lethal fentanyl to Mac Miller.
May 16 (UPI) — On Monday, a Los Angeles man was sentenced to more than 17 years in jail for trafficking fentanyl-laced tablets that resulted in rapper Mac Miller's overdose death in 2018.
The United States Attorney's Office said Monday that Stephen Andrew Walter, 49, had been sentenced to 210 months in prison.
The runner then supplied the pills to Miller's drug dealer, who gave them to the rapper, born Malcom James McCormick, three days before he died of "mixed drug poisoning"
Walter would have served 17 years in prison under the plea agreement
but U.S. District Judge Otis Wright rejected the sentence because Walter continued to trade drugs after Miller's overdose death.
"That plea agreement has been rejected by the court." So, sir, you can withdraw your guilty plea and go to trial at this time," Wright added.