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.
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.