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Los Angeles man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller drugs before overdose

Los Angeles man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller drugs before overdose”

TMZ reports, "Charges came down Wednesday against 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit, whom the feds allege supplied the rapper with counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl in a new 42-page criminal complaint out of the Central District of California".

Per the legal docs, Ariana Grande's ex asked Pettit for "percs" - aka Percocet, a prescription painkiller containing oxycodone.

Major pharmaceutical companies promoting opioids pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the pockets of Tampa Bay area doctors in just the past year alone, an I-Team review found.

According to a search warrant affidavit, Miller also obtained drugs from a prostitute he spent the evening with on September 5. His death was deemed an accident, and later determined to have been caused by a mixed drug toxicity involving alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin.

The Los Angeles County coroner ruled his death accidental following an autopsy.

Fentanyl has been increasingly tied to overdose deaths in recent years, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

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The criminal complaint also detailed direct messages on Instagram between Pettit and others, in reaction to Miller's death.

Now, police have arrested and charged a man in connection with his death.

"I think I should probably not post anything ... just to be smart", Pettit allegedly said in one of the messages. When someone later asked how the dealer was doing, he replied, "I am not great ..." They also claim he seemed aware that he was destined for jail, expressing concern that he would go on to "die" behind bars.

Miller, who was 26, struggled with addiction.

This arrest likely won't do much to ease the heartache of Mac's family and fans, but we guess it's a start. Thank you for your prayers.

Pettit could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the drug-trafficking charge, according to the Department of Justice.



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