Cameron James Pettit Charged In Connection With Mac Miller's Death
Federal prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old man in connection with the death of Mac Miller, who died last year at the age of 26.
Miller was found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley, California, on 7 September, with the toxicology report from the LA County Coroner's Office later confirming his death was caused by an accidental overdose on fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
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.
The 42-page criminal complained filed in the Central District of California - seen by NBC - alleges that Cameron James Pettit, from Hollywood, supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.
Miller had apparently approached him and asked for 'percs', an abbreviation for a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone called percocet.
The document reportedly claims that Pettit - along with a sex worker and madam directly connected to him - delivered counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, cocaine and Xanax to Miller twice in the days before his death.
Investigators served search warrants at multiple locations, and recovered a plastic bag containing pills.
Daniel C. Comeaux, DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge, said: "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."
He added: "Let our message be clear, if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system."
The criminal complaint also detailed direct messages on Instagram between Pettit and others, in reaction to Miller's death.
In one Pettit allegedly wrote: "I think I should probably not post anything... just to be smart."
In another, responding to someone asking how he was doing, he allegedly said: "I am not great... Most likely I will die in jail."
Mac Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, spoke openly about his problems with addiction.
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.
"He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."
According to ABC, if Pettit is convicted of the drug trafficking charge, he would face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.
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