Arrest Made In Mac Miller Overdose Case

Cameron James Pettit, 28, was arrested in Hollywood Hills, California for allegedly selling rapper Mac Miller drugs laced with fentanyl days before he died, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday.

Authorities say 23-year-old Cameron James Pettit and others sold Miller 30 milligram oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax, 2 days before Miller’s fatal drug overdose in Studio City, California on September 7, 2018.
A 42-page criminal complaint from the Central District of California states that multiple search warrants were conducted at  locations in connection with Miller’s death.
In the days leading to Mac’s death he received fentanyl-laced oxycodone, cocaine, and Xanax from Pettit, then a second drop of pure oxy, hydrocodone, amphetamine, Xanax and cocaine, that was delivered by a prostitute that was associated with Pettit.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin.  Authorities reported that Miller snorted those counterfeit pills prior to his death.
    “There are two other individuals who allegedly are responsible for supplying Mac Miller with narcotics,” Thom Mrozek, director of media relations for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said in a press conference Wednesday.”They have not been charged at this time,” Mrozek added.

    Pettit has been charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance. He is due to make his initial court appearance on Wednesday afternoon in the United States District Court in Los Angeles.

    “Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every single day in the United States,” said States Attorney Nick Hanna. “We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic. We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.”

    If  Pettit is convicted on the drug trafficking charge, he could get up to 20 years in federal prison.