Mac Miller Death: Man Charged With Selling Drugs


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A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with Mac Miller’s overdose death in September 2018.

According to federal court documents, Cameron James Pettit provided Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, with counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl two days prior to his overdose.

Pettit is being charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance and faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home on Sept. 7, 2018. The LA County Coroner’s Office later said that his death was determined to be an accident and was caused by a combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol.

According to the documents, Miller texted Pettit days before his death asking for drugs. Pettit then agreed to bring the rapper oxycodone pills, cocaine, and Xanax and delivered them to Miller at his Los Angeles recording studio in the early hours of Sept. 5. This is when Pettit allegedly sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained the opioid fentanyl, a drug that’s 50 times stronger than heroin.

The complaint alleges that Pettit supplied drugs to Miller for a period of several months.

The documents also show that Pettit sent Instagram messages to friends after Miller’s death saying, “Most likely I will die in jail,” and “I think I should probably not post anything … just to be smart.”

“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every day in America,” US Attorney Nick Hanna said in a statement. “Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are increasingly common, and we owe it to the victims and their families to aggressively target the drug dealers that cause these overdose deaths.”

On Wednesday, Thom Mrozek of the US Attorney’s Office told reporters there are two other people who are allegedly responsible for supplying Miller with narcotics who haven’t yet been charged. The investigation is also ongoing.

When asked if Pettit could eventually be charged with murder, Mrozek said he would not speculate on what he might be charged with in the future.

“As of right now, he faces one federal charge of distribution of controlled substances,” he added. “We’ll see how the investigation continues.”

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