Suspected drug dealer arrested in connection with death of Mac Miller

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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". 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 indictment also says that Pettit "and others" supplied Miller with drugs shortly before his death; however, this indictment only includes Pettit. According to documents obtained by TheWrap, Miller asked Petit for "percs", an abbreviation for Percocet, a prescription painkiller containing oxycodone.

Pettit was cuffed Wednesday morning by special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration's Fusion Task Force, and has been charged with drug trafficking.

Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose on September 7 2018, and now a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rapper's death.

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Investigators said they served search warrants at multiple locations and recovered a plastic bag containing pills allegedly supplied by a sex worker and a madam, NBC reported. He reportedly told friends he probably shouldn't post a reaction in regards to his death "just to be smart".

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". They also claim he seemed aware that he was destined for jail, expressing concern that he would go on to "die" behind bars.

If convicted Pettit could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

The rapper, whose work brought him wide respect in the hip-hop community, was in a two-year relationship with Ariana Grande that ended earlier in 2018.

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