28 year old Cameron James Pettit was arrested today on allegations of supplying deceased rapper Mac Miller with lethal drugs.
Last year on September 7th fans and friends were shocked to learn about the passing of 26 year old Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh native was found unresponsive in his studio home by an assistant who called 911 before performing CPR. Officials pronounced Miller dead at the scene upon their arrival around 11:51 in the morning.
The suspected cause of the young rapper’s death was a drug overdose, which was later confirmed by the Los Angeles County Coroners office. A toxicology report determined Miller died from a mixture of cocaine, alcohol, and the highly controversial opioid “Fentanyl”.
For those who are unaware, Fentanyl is an opioid which is used as a pain medication. The drug is highly addictive, 100 times more powerful than morphine and significantly stronger than even heroin. It is also a cheaper and more available alternative to more expensive recreational drugs, which makes it a popular choice when lacing or counterfeiting other popular opioids. Accidental Fentanyl overdose is the leading cause of overdose related deaths.
Investigators scrambling to shut down suppliers of the deadly drug got a big win today with the arrest of the Hollywood Hills native. Authorities say that Miller asked Pettit to “furnish him with ‘percs'”, ‘percs’ being an abbreviation for the pain relieving oxcycodone percocet. This request was made two days prior to Miller’s drug overdose.
Included in the police file is a chain of direct messages sent via Instagram from Pettit to a number of peers.
‘I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smartFROM A CONVERSATION HOURS AFTER MAC WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD
‘I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail.FROM AN EXCHANGE INQUIRING ABOUT PETTITS WELL-BEING
Nothing has happened yet…but it might. I’m gonna get off the grid. Move to another country.
The 28 year old drug supplier has since deleted that Instagram and currently uses a different account. Paragraph
Additionally a number of texts between Miller and Pettit were discovered along with a $340 Venmo transactions entitled ‘For Cam’.
If found guilty Pettit, who has two prior arrests, will face up to 20 years in prison.
A copy of the criminal complaint can be here.
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