Mac Miller's Alleged Drug Dealer Charged in Connection to Rapper's Death

Mac Miller

Mac Miller

The Drug Enforcement Agency says in a statement that 23-year-old Cameron James Pettit of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday and is expected to appear in court later in the day.

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.

Mac Miller's tragic death was at the hands of an unfortunate overdose.

An affidavit detailed communications in which Pettit agreed to supply 30 milligram oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax to Miller, according to the release.

Two days after the purchase, Mac Miller was found unresponsive in his Studio City home. Prosecutors claim Miller asked Pettit for "percs", short for percocet, a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone. "We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic".

The Los Angeles County coroner ruled his death accidental following an autopsy.

Opioid overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in New York City and the USA, according to the NYC Department of Health.

The 42-page criminal complaint has prosecutors alleging that Pettit messaged his friends on Instagram shortly after Miller's death.

In another, responding to someone asking how he was doing, he allegedly said: "I am not great".

Pettit, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was arrested Wednesday morning by DEA agents and officers from the LAPD.

Pettit now faces one count of distribution of a controlled substance. "If you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim".

If convicted, Pettit faces a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison.

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