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Man charged with selling fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller before his death

Man charged with selling fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller before his death”

Pettit has only been charged with providing the drugs, however, and not with having a direct role in Miller's death.

A Hollywood Hills man has been charged in connection with the death of Mac Miller, who was found dead of a drug overdose almost a year ago.

An autopsy found that the 26-year-old Miller died in his Los Angeles home on September 7 from a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

Pettit, a resident of the Hollywood Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, allegedly gave Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, "a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin", according to a DEA press release.

Authorities found drugs they believe were from Pettit in Miller's home, and evidence that Miller had crushed and sniffed oxycodone provided by Pettit. The drugs in Miller's system included fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol, the coroner found. He followed up with, "I'm gonna get off the grid. Move to another country".

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According to the criminal complaint, he is one of three people who supplied Miller with the counterfeit drugs.

He added: "Let our message be clear, if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim". Now, it would appear that the drug dealer responsible for selling Mac Miller fentanyl-laced pills has been taken into police custody.

He is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon in United States District Court in Los Angeles.

Mac Miller, performing a Tiny Desk concert in August 2018 - just about a month before his death at age 26. He dated Ariana Grande, who attributed their breakup, a few months before his death, to his difficulties staying sober. Miller had been charged with DUI a few weeks before his death.



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