Man charged with selling drugs to Mac Miller before his death

The rapper died of an overdose last year.

A man was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling Mac Miller fentanyl-laced drugs which led to the rapper’s death by overdose last September. 

According to TIME, 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit was charged for selling Miller 30 milligrams of “counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl” two days before the rapper was found dead at his home in Studio City. Pettit also allegedly supplied Miller with cocaine and Xanax. 

“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer—which is being proven every day in America,” United States Attorney Nick Hanna said in a press release. “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.” 

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Following news of Miller’s death, Pettit reportedly sent a message to a friend on Instagram saying he felt guilty and would “most likely die in jail.” He later added that he was “gonna get off the grid” and “move to another country.” 

Investigators also obtained text conversations between Pettit and Miller prior to the transaction. The Pittsburgh rapper allegedly told his dealer that he enjoyed oxycodone and “percs,” and requested “bars” of Xanax and a “ball” of cocaine.

Pettit was charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance on Wednesday. He was one of the three individuals whom prosecutors claim were responsible for selling Miller the drugs. The other two accused, however, remain unnamed. If convicted, Pettit faces a maximum of 20 years behind bars, Complex reported.

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