Man who allegedly supplied Mac Miller with fentanyl-laced pills is arrested

Man who allegedly supplied Mac Miller with fentanyl-laced pills is arrested

When responding investigators found Miller, they searched a coat hanging in his bathroom closet and pulled a plastic bag packed with various pills that are now believed to be the ones that Pettit sold to him.

NBC reports that prosecutors have now charged Cameron James Pettit, 28, in connection with Miller's death, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday. Miller described his love for oxycodone, or "percs" for the brand name Percocet.

"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", said DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux.

The feds paid close attention to early morning text messages between September 4-5, 2018 - days before Miller (whose real name is Malcolm McCormick) was found lifeless on September 7, who had died of an apparent overdose.

A California man has been arrested for allegedly selling rapper Mac Miller drugs laced with fentanyl days before his death, the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Thursday. He is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

Miller, who was 26, struggled with addiction.

This Saturday is the one year anniversary of Mac Miller's accidental drug overdose and death.

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"Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer - which is being proven every day in America", U.S. Atty.

He is facing one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles say he thought he'd been sold a painkiller called oxycodone - but it had actually been laced with fentanyl, a powerful drug that is fifty times more potent than heroin.

The criminal complaint also reveals Instagram direct messages between Pettit and others shortly after Miller's death.

He also allegedly told a friend that he will likely "die in jail" if he were to be arrested.

Pettit could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the drug-trafficking charge, according to the Department of Justice.

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