Third man charged over Mac Miller's death


Mac Miller performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offences in connection with the overdose death of US rapper Mac Miller.

Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died of an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and the powerful opioid last year.

Walter is accused of being the source of the pills that another man, Cameron Pettit, allegedly sold to Miller.

A man arrested in Arizona this week is accused of serving as Walter's "runner", who delivered the pills to Pettit.

Walter, who is on supervised release in a 2005 drug case, remains in custody.

A phone message left with his lawyer wasn't immediately returned.

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