Arizona man arrested in connection with rapper Mac Miller's drug overdose death

Posted at 11:34 AM, Sep 25, 2019

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona — An Arizona man has been arrested in connection the death of musician Mac Miller, who was found dead after a drug overdose in September 2018.

Ryan Reavis, 36, was arrested September 23 after a search warrant was obtained by officials, according to a press release issued by the Lake Havasu City Police Department.

Inside Reavis' home, members of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI found a physician's prescription pad, prescription-only pills, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia, according to Lake Havasu City police.

Police say they also confiscated firearms, including a 9mm pistol and two shotguns, a homemade firearm suppressor and an arsenal of ammo.

Reavis was arrested and charged with "fraudulent schemes and artifices, possession of marijuana, possession of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, weapons misconduct by a prohibited possessor, and manufacture of a prohibited weapon," the press release states.

Miller, who died at 26 years old, was discovered unresponsive in his Los Angeles home last year. The death was ruled an accident but a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner later determined the rapper had fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol in his system at the time of his death.

Reavis is the second person taken into custody in connection with Miller's death. Earlier this month, a federal criminal complaint alleged that Cameron James Pettit supplied the late hip-hop artist with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

According to the release from the DEA, 23-year-old Pettit supplied Miller with counterfeit drugs two days before his death.

"According to communications detailed in the affidavit, Pettit agreed to supply McCormick with 30 milligram oxycodone pills, as well as cocaine and the sedative Xanax," the release states. "Instead of providing McCormick with genuine oxycodone pills when he made the delivery during the early morning hours of September 5, Pettit allegedly sold McCormick counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin."

The criminal complaint details messages between Pettit and others reacting to Miller's death. Pettit allegedly said, "I am not great ... Most likely I will die in jail."

Reavis is being held on a $50,000 cash-only bond, and is currently in custody of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

This story was originally published on KNXV.