A man has been arrested for selling Mac Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl two days before he overdosed.
On Wednesday, 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit was hit with federal charges for selling "counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to Mac Miller two days before the hip-hop artist died of a drug overdose," a criminal complaint reads. Pettit is charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance and faces up to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California detailed.
It's been almost exactly a year since the 26-year-old Miller was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home. His death was later attributed to a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. An affadavit cited in the Wednesday complaint shows Pettit agreed to sell Miller the oxycodone, as well as cocaine and Xanax, but delivered him "counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl" instead. After Miller's death was reported, "Pettit sent a message to a friend saying, 'Most likely I will die in jail,'" the affadavit continues.
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Federal officials are slated to give a press conference about the arrest Wednesday afternoon. Find the whole criminal complaint here.
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