On September 4th of this year, the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a 23-year-old Hollywood Hills resident in connection to Mac Miller’s overdose case. Cameron Pettit is suspected of being Miller’s last drug dealer before his ill-fated death. According to LA Fox’s affiliate reporter Bill Melugin, the drugs Pettit sold the rapper were counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. A copy of the DEA’s report announcing the suspect’s arrest has been posted on twitter along with the charges made against him.
BREAKING: DEA announces arrest of a Hollywood Hills man in connection to death of rapper #MacMiller. 23 y/o Cameron Pettit accused of selling #MacMiller counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl two days before he died of an overdose. Oxycodone, cocaine, & Xanax mentioned. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/u1ojBsCoBU
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 4, 2019
According to the press release, Pettit knowingly sold the artist the compromised pills. He agreed to sell Miller pills containing oxycodone, cocaine, and Xanax but instead sold him counterfeit oxycodone containing a synthetic opioid called fentanyl which is 50 times more potent than heroin. As a result, he passed away in his Studio City apartment two days later on September 7, 2018, from mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Pettit sent a message to a friend, “Most likely I will die in jail,” only hours after news outlets began reporting the musician’s death.
Pettit was arrested the morning of by the DEA’s Fusion Task Force on a “distribution of a controlled substance” warrant and is expected to have attended the United States District Court that same afternoon in downtown Los Angeles.
It was no secret that Miller struggled with drug use. He had always used music as an outlet and included his experiences with drugs in his lyrics. One set of lyrics that haunts his fans a year after his death are the ones from his song “Brand Name” released in 2015 that says,
“To Everyone that sell me drugs, Don’t mix it with that bullshit, I’m hopin’ not to join the twenty-seven club”
His long-time girlfriend Ariana Grande has admitted to breaking things off over his continued drug use. Unfortunately, the world was robbed of Miller’s talent too early on, and he was robbed of a chance to get clean and have the music career he always wanted.