Mac Miller death: Second man charged after FBI warrant issued
Police investigating the death of rapper Mac Miller have charged a second person with drugs offences.
Miller, the former boyfriend of singer Ariana Grande, was found dead by his assistant at his home in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, on 7 September last year.
A post-mortem found the 26-year-old died from an accidental overdose, having taken a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Police in Arizona say that Ryan Reavis, 36, was taken into custody earlier this week after officers allegedly found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pills, a doctor’s prescription pad, three guns and large amounts of ammunition at his home in Lake Havasu City, on the border with California.
Detective Chris Angus said Reavis was arrested on a warrant obtained by agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI as part of their investigation into Miller’s fatal overdose.
He did not give any details on the connection, but police have said that Reavis has not been charged with causing the rapper’s death.
Reavis, who has not entered a plea, is being held on $50,000 (£40,600) bail. Officers said they did not know if he has hired a lawyer who could be asked for comment, according to the AP news agency.
Earlier this month, 28-year-old Cameron Pettit was charged with selling Miller counterfeit opioid pills two days before he died.
It was not immediately clear if investigators have established any link between Pettit and Reavis.