A second man has been arrested in connection with Mac Miller’s 2018 fatal overdose just weeks after Los Angeles prosecutors charged another man for allegedly supplying the rapper with counterfeit drugs laced with fentanyl.
Ryan Reavis, 36, was taken into custody after the FBI targeted him over Miller’s death, according TMZ.
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Reavis’ home where they found prescription-only pills and marijuana along with a physician’s prescription pad.
Authorities reportedly found firearms, including a 9mm pistol and two shotguns, a homemade firearm suppressor and an arsenal of ammo.
Reavis was booked on fraud, drug and gun charges on $50,000 bail.
His arrest comes just weeks after federal prosecutors in Los Angeles charged Cameron James Pettit, 28, in connection with the death of the hip-hop star, who was found dead from a drug overdose in his home just a year ago.
Ryan Reavis, 36, has become the second man to be arrested in connection to Mac Miller’s fatal overdose in 2018
Investigators obtained a search warrant for Reavis’ home where they found prescription-only pills and marijuana along with a physician’s prescription pad. Authorities reportedly found firearms. Reavis (pictured) was booked on fraud, drug and gun charges on $50,000 bail
Miller (above), 26, was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on September 7, 2018
Pettit allegedly supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, according to a 42-page criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California Wednesday.
Authorities say Miller had asked Pettit to furnish him with ‘percs’, an abbreviation for percocet, which is a powerful prescription painkiller containing oxycodone.
Just two days later, 26-year-old Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on September 7, 2018.
The nature of his death was later deemed to be an accident by investigators, but they discovered the Grammy-nominated artist had died from a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
Investigators served search warrants at several locations and recovered a plastic bag containing pills believed to have been supplied by a prostitute who also worked as a madam.
The drugs were later determined to be pure oxycodone, hydrocodone, amphetamine, Xanax and cocaine.
An additional delivery, allegedly organized by Pettit on September 5, included oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax.
However, authorities allege Pettit’s oxycodone pills weren’t genuine and were instead laced with a fatal dose of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, NBC News first reported.
A chain of direct Instagram messages listed in the complaint document the suspect’s reaction to news of the rapper’s death in correspondences with friends.
‘I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,’ Pettit reportedly wrote in one of the texts, hours after police found Miller’s lifeless body.
Asked in another exchange how he was coping with the news, Pettit responded: ‘I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail.’
Cameron James Pettit (above), 28, allegedly supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, according to a 42-page criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California earlier this month
A drug delivery allegedly made by Pettit on September 5, included counterfeit oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax to his home. However, authorities allege Pettit’s oxycodone pills weren’t genuine and were instead laced with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl
Investigators believe Miller died after snorting the counterfeit drug which had been furnished by Pettit
The nature of his death was later deemed to be an accident by investigators, however they found the Grammy-nominated artist had died from a fatal cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl
A separate conversation between Pettit and another friend on September 11, four days after Miller’s Death, reads: ‘Nothing has happened yet…but it might.’.
Later in the same conversation, Pettit continues, ‘I’m gonna get off the grid…move to another country.’
Pettit has since deleted the Instagram account associated with the messages and now uses the app under a different handle.
The criminal complaint against Pettit also reveals a number of text messages between Pettit and Miller directly in the months before the rapper’s death, in which the pair regularly discuss drugs.
Prosecutors further allege that Miller sent $340 to Johansson on Venmo on September 3, with the transaction titled ‘for Cam’
Investigators believe Miller died shortly after snorting the counterfeit drug which had been furnished by Pettit.
‘Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer – which is being proven every single day in the United States,’ US Attorney Nick Hanna said in a statement.
‘We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic.’
Pettit has now been charged with a federal count of distribution of a controlled substance, according to the DEA.
His arrest came five days after a criminal complaint was filed and is expected to make his first court appearance in downtown LA on Wednesday afternoon.
Pettit could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
According to court records, Pettit has two prior arrests to his name in his hometown of Placer County, California, dating back to 2010.
Miller – real name Malcolm James McCormick – made his last public appearance a year ago in front of an intimate Hollywood crowd on September 3, 2018 – just four days before his death
Pettit was charged in January 2010 with false identification to a police officer, possession of a switch-blade knife and felony possession of a designated controlled substance.
He pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor drug charge and received a sentence of 30 days in jail and three years probation.
In April 2010, Pettit was charged with petty theft and brandishing a replica gun in a threatening manner.
He pleaded no contest to both charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation in that case as well.
Miller – real name Malcolm James McCormick – made his last public appearance in front of an intimate crowd inside Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe on September 3, 2018, just four days before his death.
His foray into music stardom was spurred when he taught himself to play guitar, bass, piano and drums as a young child growing up in Pittsburgh.
Eventually trying his hand at rap music, Miller Skyrocketed to superstardom with his debut mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope S***) in 2011, earning him a recording contract with Rostrum Records.
In the months before his sudden death, Miller, who regularly spoke publicly about his battles with addiction and mental health, was enjoying a resurgence in his career with his fifth album, Swimming, which would later earn him a posthumous Grammy nomination for best album.
Miller’s name also regularly featured in gossip columns and magazines throughout much 2018, following his high-profile break-up with pop star Ariana Grande last May.
He was arrested later the same month after he drove his car into a utility pole, fleeing from the scene and later testing positive for alcohol.
In the months before his sudden death, Miller – who regularly spoke publicly about his battles with addiction and mental health – was enjoying a resurgence in his career with his fifth album, Swimming, which would later earn him a posthumous Grammy nomination for best album
Miller’s name was also regularly featured in gossip columns and magazines throughout much of 2018, following his high-profile break-up with pop star Ariana Grande (right) in May 2018
News of his death stunned the music fans and fellow artists alike, with thousands flocking to pay tribute to the rapper who many labelled an ‘inspiration’.
‘I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew,’ artist Chance the Rapper tweeted, adding: ‘Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.’
Days after his dearh, Ariana Grande broke her silence to pen an emotional ode to her ex-partner on Instagram.
‘I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do,’ she began, accompanied by a video of the pair together.
‘You were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.’