Mac Miller: Feds Charge Man in Connection With Rapper’s Death
Federal prosecutors have charged a man in the death of rapper Mac Miller. A criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California alleges that Cameron James Pettit, whose age varies from 23 to 28 depending on reports, of Hollywood Hills provided Miller with counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl.
The report, obtained by Rolling Stone, contains text messages and Venmo charges from Miller’s phone that show he, Pettit, and a third party setting up Miller’s purchase of drugs late on the night before he died. He ordered an array of drugs, which were delivered by Pettit at 2:25am on September 5th, two days before Miller’s death. According to the filing, Pettit allegedly gave Miller, who had been asking for “percs” (the painkiller Percocet), counterfeit oxycodone pills that instead contained fentanyl, cocaine, and Xanax. Miller had also had genuine percocets delivered that night, according to the filing, but used the drugs provided by Pettit.
The rapper was found unresponsive on September 7th, 2018 at his Studio City, California home and authorities pronounced him dead just before noon. He was 26. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office later ruled Miller’s death an accidental overdose; fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol were in the rapper’s system at the time of his death.
In the wake of Mac Miller’s death, Pettit took to direct messaging friends on Instagram about the situation. “I think I should probably not post anything… just to be smart,” he wrote in one, after considering posting a picture of a text exchange with Miller. In another, when someone asked how he was feeling, he wrote, “I am not great… Most likely I will die in jail.” He also discussed leaving the country with a friend, who messaged him “Let’s move to Stockholm.”
The complaint says that Pettit is one of three people who were responsible for Miller’s death. It is not known yet if the other two have been charged, but Pettit was taken into custody Wednesday morning. The paperwork references a prostitute and a madam that also supplied Miller with oxys, hydrocodone, amphetamine, Xanax, and coke.
The Drug Enforcement Agency said in a statement that Pettit would appear in court later in the day on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.