The investigation surrounding rapper Mac Miller’s death has uncovered another suspect, with the arrest of 36-year-old Ryan Reavis, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. As of press time, police officials have not revealed how Reavis is connected with the rapper, who overdosed last year from a combination of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine, however the suspect is facing fraud charges, as well as several drug and gun possession charges.
Officials discovered a physician’s prescription pad, prescription-only pills, drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside Reavis’ residence, in addition to various firearms, a personally manufactured firearm suppressor and large amounts of ammunition. The suspect was held on held on a $50,000 cash-only bond and transferred to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier this month a Hollywood Hills man named Cameron James Pettit, had been charged with supplying Miller with fake oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, cocaine and Xanax. This suit alleges that Pettit had sold these counterfeit pills under the guise of percocet, which are better known under their street name “percs.”
Pettit may have been aware of his involvement with Miller’s death, and reportedly sent text messages stating:
“I think I should probably not post anything… just to be smart,” before later stating “I am not great… Most likely I will die in jail.”
Miller’s death has underscored the massive opioid crisis going on in the United States, with the illicit opiate fentanyl becoming the major contributor of opioid related deaths in recent years. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 28,400 deaths out of 70,200 total drug overdoses calculated in 2017 were caused by fentanyl.