Mac Miller death leads to man’s arrest for counterfeit narcotics sale
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles man was arrested in regards to the death of Mac Miller nearly one year ago. According to the Los Angeles Times, the man faces charges alleging that he supplied Miller with counterfeit, fentanyl-laced pills two days before his death.
You can read more in regards to the arrest below.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents LA Police Department officers arrested Cameron Pettit, a 28-year-old resident of Hollywood Hills, Wednesday morning.
.Court records revealed phone communications between Miller and Pettit.
According to the report, Miller asked to be furnished with “percs.” Pettit then agreed to give the rapper 30-milligram oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax. The oxycodone pills, however, were counterfeits laced with fentanyl.
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“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every day in America,” U.S. Atty. Nick Hanna says 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.”
Two days after the purchase, Mac Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home. His death was later ruled an accidental overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
The 42-page criminal complaint has prosecutors alleging that Pettit messaged his friends on Instagram shortly after Miller's death. He reportedly told friends he probably shouldn't post a reaction in regards to his death "just to be smart."
When someone asked how he was doing, he allegedly wrote:
"I am not great ... Most likely I will die in jail."
Pettit currently faces one count of distribution of a controlled substance.
If convicted of the charge, he would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
More on Mac Miller
On Sept. 7, 2018, it was reported Miller passed away at the age of 26 from an apparent overdose. Law enforcement detail that Miller was found Friday around noon PST in his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the news, Miller’s family released a statement confirming his passing while asking for privacy as details develop.
In November 2018, Miller’s cause of death was ruled an accidental overdose, according to a toxicology report issued by the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. A combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol were found in Miller’s system, as reported by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, which caused the rapper’s tragic death.
Miller had released his fifth LP Swimming in early August 2018. However, a posthumous track titled “The Sun Room” surfaced in July 2019. The rapper was set to go on tour in October in support of his last album. His final performance was Sept. 3, 2018 at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles.
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