Death of rapper Mac Miller: the man who supplied him with the deadly drug convicted
The man who provided the rapper Mac Miller with pills that led to his death was sentenced to 131 months in prison, said Monday night the prosecutor's office in Los Angeles.
The individual, who pleaded guilty in court, had provided the artist with pills presented as oxycodone in reality counterfeit and containing fentanyl, a drug much more powerful and particularly deadly in the USA.
Malcolm McCormick, his real name, had been found lifeless at his home in Los Angeles two days later, on September 7, 2018. He died accidentally after absorbing a toxic mixture of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol, according to the autopsy. This would therefore be an overdose.
This is the first conviction in this case, in which a total of three dealers are being prosecuted.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the convict said he was just a middleman and did not know that the pills he was giving to another dealer contained fentanyl. He also stated that he did not know that they resulted in Miller's death. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. It is one of the triggers of the opioid crisis in the United States, which kills tens of thousands of people each year.