Mac Miller’s Death One Year Later: A Man is Arrested on Federal Charges

Mac Miller's Death One Year Later: A Man is Arrested on Federal Charges

Sabrina Ruiz, Pop Culture Writer

The famous rapper Malcolm McCormick, mostly known as Mac Miller passed away on September 7, 2018 from an overdose. A year after his death federal prosecutors charged Cameron James Pettit in connection with the death of the rapper, for allegedly providing Mac Miller the counterfeit drugs that they also found out it was laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic opioid that is fifty times more powerful than heroin. Miller was found unresponsive on September 7th and pronounced dead. The doctors that examined Miller claimed it was an accidental overdose of a mix of many drugs and alcohol. 

Miller used all these drugs to block out his demons as he claimed, he relied on marijuana at first but then started getting into many other drugs such as prometheus, codeine, and cocaine. Cameron James Pettit was asked by a friend how he is doing after Miller’s death and he responded “I am not great, most likely I will die in jail”.

Facing drug trafficking charges, Pettit will face a statutory maximum sentence of twenty years in federal prison. Cameron James Pettit, 28 years old was arrested in the Hollywood Hills by the drug enforcement administration fusion task force. Pettit was arrested because a criminal complaint filed last friday charged him with one count of distribution of a controlled substance. According to the affidavit, on September 4th Pettit agreed to supply, Miller with thirty milligrams of oxycodone pills as well as Xanax. On the morning of September 5th, 2018 Pettit sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl. After Miller’s death, Pettit posted an instagram post that he wrote; “I think I should probably not be posting anything…just to be smart”. The indictment also claims many others supplied Miller with drugs, however this indictment only includes Pettit.