Drug Enforcement Administration agents and officers with the Los Angeles Police Department have arrested a Hollywood Hills man in connection with Mac Miller’s death, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today (September 4). The man, 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit, has been charged with one federal count of distribution of a controlled substance.
According to the criminal complaint, prosecutors allege that, on September 5, 2018, “Pettit delivered counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl—a dangerous synthetic opioid—cocaine, and Xanax to [Mac Miller].” Mac Miller, who was born Malcolm James McCormick, was found dead two days later from a toxic mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. He was 26 years old.
The complaint continues, “Hours after reports of McCormick’s death became public, Pettit told a friend that he would die in jail and asked another friend if he should post messages he had with McCormick.” According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Pettit faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
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