Mac Miller's Death 1 Year Later: Man Arrested on Federal Charges

Carla Harmon
September 5, 2019

A man has been arrested on a charge of providing counterfeit drugs to Mac Miller days before the rapper died of an overdose at age 26.

Per the legal docs, Ariana Grande's ex asked Pettit for "percs" - aka Percocet, a prescription painkiller containing oxycodone.

"While another alleged drug dealer allegedly supplied McCormick with other drugs prior to his death, according to the affidavit those narcotics did not contain fentanyl", the release read. However, in the early morning hours of September 5, Pettit allegedly sold McCormick counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl - a "powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin". The coroner's report found that Miller died from "mixed drug toxicity", including ethanol, fentanyl, and cocaine. Authorities say that Cameron James Petit supplied Miller with deadly, fentanyl-laced pills that directly contributed to his death.


A man has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of Mac Miller.

"While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic, today's arrest is another success for the DEA's HIDTA Fusion Task Force", Agent Daniel C. Comeaux with DEA's Los Angeles division said in a statement. However, DEA investigators do not believe those drugs included fentanyl. "We will not rest until you face the justice system".

A new 42-page criminal complaint from the Central District of California states Miller requested for percocets from Pettit, instead received the pills that led to his death. According to prosecutors, Pettit wrote: "I think I should probably not post anything. just to be smart". "Most likely I will die in jail".


Miller spoke publicly about his struggles with addiction. Thank you for your prayers. "There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time".

Pettit could face up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted on the drug-trafficking charge.


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