Prosecutors Charge Drug Dealer Allegedly Responsible For Supplying Mac Miller Counterfeit Drugs
According to TMZ, federal prosecutors have charged a Hollywood Hills man in connection with the death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller, who was found after an overdose almost a year ago, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.
The 42-page complaint filed in the Central District of California alleges that Cameron James Pettit, 28, supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Miller had allegedly been asked to be furnished with “percs,” an abbretion for percocet, a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone.
Miller was discovered unresponsive in his Studio City home on Sept. 7, 2018. The manner of death was certified as an accident, although it was later determined that the rapper died from an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl. Authorities believe Miller died after injesting the counterfit painkillers, according to a DEA statement:
“We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic,” said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna. “We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.”
“Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer,” said Hanna, “which is being proven every day in America. Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are increasingly common, and we owe it to the victims and their families to aggressively target the drug dealers that cause these overdose deaths.”
The criminal complaint detailed Instagram DMs between Pettit and others reacting to the rapper’s death. “I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart,” Pettit allegedly said in one of the messages.
Asked in another text message how he was doing, Pettit, who has been charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance, allegedly wrote: “I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail.”
If convicted,the DEA says Pettit faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
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