In light of Mac Miller’s Faces arriving on streaming platforms last week, it seems that more “Good News” is gracing Malcolm’s estate.
Stephen Walter — the supplier who prosecutors say gave Miller’s alleged drug dealer the counterfeit pills that caused his death — has pled guilty to one count of fentanyl distribution.
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In court documents obtained Tuesday by both XXL and TMZ, Walter entered a guilty plea with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Miller (or “M.M.” according to those documents) unfortunately passed away in 2018 due to an influx of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl in his system.
Walter now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison over the counterfeit and fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills, along with a lifetime of supervised release and a $1 million fine. Following his guilty plea, Walter also faces a mandatory “special assessment of $100 and a court-imposed term of supervised release that is no less than three years,” per XXL. Prosecutors recommend 17 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release.
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Miller’s conflicts with addiction and substance abuse are more than apparent on his mixtape Faces, as his legacy will still be forever enshrined in the hearts of his fans. Along with Faces’ release, a biography of Mac’s life titled “The Book Of Mac” — which contains anecdotes, quotes and other insight from Mac’s closest friends, family and peers — was also released Tuesday by author Donna-Claire Chesman.
The day is finally here: Book of Mac is available everywhere. I cannot begin to explain what this book, this music, and this man all mean to me. I gave this project everything, and now I get to finally give it to the fans. Thank you, everyone, for everything. pic.twitter.com/gpi95ehF7b— Donna-Claire (@DonnaCWrites) October 26, 2021