A man was on Wednesday charged for allegedly being responsible for the death of rapper Mac Miller after selling a deadly drug to the late rapper.
The accused identified as Cameron James Pettit was charged by federal prosecutors for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced pills to Mac Miller two days before his overdose death on September 7, 2018.
28-year-old Pettit was arrested Wednesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills on charges alleging that he sold counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to Mac Miller.
He has officially been charged with one count of distributing a controlled substance.
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Pettit and others sold narcotics to the late 26-year-old rapper, who later died of mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
According to the charging documents, officials obtained communications between Miller and Pettit, where the dealer agreed to supply Miller with 30 mg oxycodone pills, as well as cocaine and Xanax.
It’s unclear if Pettit knew the oxycodone pills were laced with fentanyl, which is a powerful synthetic opioid that has been responsible for the nationwide epidemic.
The document states that the rapper ended up snorting the counterfeit pills shortly before his death.
The charging documents contain text messages from Mac to Pettit, seemingly coordinating the drug deal. it also stated that Miller ended up snorting the counterfeit pills shortly before his death.
The charging documents contain text messages from the rapper to Pettit, seemingly coordinating the drug deal.
Officials also obtained a message sent by Pettit to a friend, after Miller’s death, where the suspect stated, “Most likely I will die in jail.”
Officials note that another individual, described as a “prostitute,” also supplied Miller with drugs prior to his death, but those narcotics were tested and did not contain any fentanyl.
Pettit is facing 20 years in federal prison if convicted on the trafficking charge.
He’s due in court Wednesday for his first appearance.