LAS VEGAS — A suburban California man is expected to plead guilty in Las Vegas to drug charges that stem from the fatal overdose of rapper Mac Miller in the summer of 2017, according to court documents.
Eric Christopher Mesereau, 33, of Van Nuys, California, is due to enter the plea Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute and one count of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, according to the documents posted online Tuesday by Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Steven Kavit.
Mesereau has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities, the documents say. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
The documents don’t say why Mesereau was arrested. Attempts to reach his attorney for comment by phone and in person were unsuccessful.
The documents allege that Mesereau conspired with another unidentified person to distribute cocaine and Molly, or MDMA, in the Las Vegas area between July 1, 2017, and Aug. 7, 2017.
Miller died of an overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his Valley Village, California, home on Aug. 7, 2017. The coroner’s office said Miller’s death was a suicide.
Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, was 26.