Man Charged With Selling Drugs to Mac Miller Before Overdose Death

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Mac Miller

UPDATE: During Pettit's initial appearance, he was ordered detained -- meaning he will be held without bond pending trial. Pettit waived his right to a preliminary hearing. An arraignment in this matter was scheduled for Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. 

A man has been charged with selling counterfeit opioid pills to Mac Miller two days before the rapper died of an overdose.

The Drug Enforcement Agency says in a statement that 23-year-old Cameron James Pettit of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 4) and is expected to appear in court later in the day.

A DEA affidavit alleges that Miller asked Pettit for oxycodone and other drugs, but on Sept. 5 Pettit gave Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl.

An autopsy found that the 26-year-old Miller died in his Los Angeles home on Sept. 7 from a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

The rapper, whose work brought him wide respect in the hip-hop community, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018.


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