Man Charged With Selling Pills That Led to Mac Miller’s Death

Man Charged With Selling Pills That Led to Mac Miller’s Death

An autopsy found that Miller died from an accidental overdose, via a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office Pettit was arrested on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to Miller.

A Drug Enforcement Agency affidavit alleges that Miller asked Pettit for oxycodone and other drugs, but on September 5, 2018, Pettit gave Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl.

Per the docs, prosecutors claim Mac had asked Pettit for "percs" - short for percocet, a prescribed painkiller full of oxycodone - and that the dealer ended up supplying the pills that contributed to Mac's overdose death past year.

Matthew Roberts, guitarist for the band 3 Doors Down, also died of an overdose in 2016, and had fentanyl and hydrocodone in his system.

Investigators believe Miller died after snorting the counterfeit pills allegedly provided by Pettit. "Move to another country".

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Now, Pettit is but one of three men accused of selling Mac the laced pills, though it's as of yet unclear if the other two men are to be hit with the same charges.

He added: "Let our message be clear, if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim".

Pettit, who lives in the Hollywood Hills, was arrested Wednesday morning by DEA agents and officers from the LAPD. He is set for an initial appearance on Wednesday afternoon in federal court.

Mac Miller, performing a Tiny Desk concert in August 2018 - just about a month before his death at age 26.

At the time of his death, his family released a statement that read: "Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26".

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