Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Man Charged With Selling Pills That Led to Mac Miller’s Death

Man Charged With Selling Pills That Led to Mac Miller’s Death

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

Prosecutors have arrested a man in connection with the death of rapper Mac Miller - accusing him of selling the musician counterfeit drugs two days before his overdose death.

The prostitute allegedly is connected with Pettit.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office determined he died of mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol, and his death was ruled an accident.

Mac Miller was 26 when he died.

"While another alleged drug dealer allegedly supplied McCormick with other drugs prior to his death, according to the affidavit those narcotics did not contain fentanyl", the release said. Miller was 26 years old.

Authorities found drugs they believe were from Pettit in Miller's home, and evidence that Miller had crushed and sniffed oxycodone provided by Pettit.

Pettit has been charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance, according to the DEA. He's expected to make his first court appearance in downtown L.A. on Wednesday afternoon.

The 42-page criminal complained filed in the Central District of California - seen by NBC - alleges that Cameron James Pettit, from Hollywood, supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

Nearly a year to the date after rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his California home from an accidental overdose, police charged the man who supplied the drugs.

The documents also revealed a response from Petit when asked by a friend how he was doing after Mac's death, and he replied by stating, "I am not great ..."

"Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer - which is being proven every single day in the United States", said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.

If convicted on the drug trafficking charge, Pettit would face a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

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