A California man was arrested Wednesday and accused of selling rapper Mac Miller fentanyl-laced drugs before his death last year.
Cameron James Pettit, 28, was allegedly part of a group that sold Miller counterfeit 30-milligram oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, as well as cocaine and Xanax, two days before the rapper — whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick — died on Sept. 7, the U.S. Attorney’s Office wrote in a release.
Miller allegedly texted Pettit days before his death asking for drugs. On Sept. 5, Pettit dropped off the drugs to Miller at his recording studio. Miller died two days later at age 26, and the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner concluded that he died of mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.
Investigators believe Miller died after snorting the counterfeit, fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.
After news outlets began reporting Miller’s death, Pettit sent a message to a friend: “Most likely I will die in jail,” prosecutors said.