Mac Miller’s Alleged Drug Dealer Arrested For Supplying Pills That Killed the Rapper
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1992, Malcolm James McCormick taught himself several instruments at the age of six and began taking rap seriously at 15-years-old.
Three years later, he gained recognition and respect from several of his rap peers with his now cult-classic mixtape, K.I.D.S. Miller then went on to have an incredibly successful and lucrative music career, while giving other lesser-known rappers exposure by inviting them to perform on his tours.
Despite being widely famous and rich, the rapper openly struggled with depression and an addiction to drugs. He talked about his battle in songs including 2011’s “Missed Calls,” 2013’s “Bill,” 2014’s “Ave Maria,” and 2018’s “Come Back to Earth.”
Unfortunately, on September 7, 2018, Miller lost his war and unexpectedly died from an accidental overdose. Almost exactly a year after his death shocked the music world, federal prosecutors are charging his alleged drug dealer, Cameron Pettit, in connection with his death.
Taken into custody the morning of Wednesday, September 4, officials allege he supplied Miller with counterfeit drugs laced with fentanyl that directly contributed to the Swimming rapper’s death. Keep reading for more information.
Mac Miller’s sudden death
Ever since Miller first exploded on the rap scene, drugs have always been a central topic in his music. During his 2012 Macadelic Tour, the rapper started taking promethazine to help him sleep. It turned into an addiction to “lean,” a combination of cough syrup mixed into a carbohydrate drink.
He continued drinking lean and taking other drugs and admitted he “hated” being sober in a February 2016 documentary. Miller finally decided to get sober in July 2016, around the same time he began dating singer Ariana Grande. He stayed sober throughout their relationship until they broke up in May 2018.
Seven months later, Miller’s personal assistant found the rapper unresponsive. He called 911 and performed CPR until paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene from a suspected overdose as there were pills found in his house. The rapper’s death was ruled an accidental overdose from fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine.
Mac Miller’s alleged drug dealer arrested in connection with death
On September 4, 2019, California prosecutors charged 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit in connection with the rapper’s death. In a 42-page criminal complaint, officials allege Pettit gave Miller fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills after the rapper asked him for “percs,” or Percocets.
While investigating the cause of his death, the federal authorities executed several search warrants at different locations and found a plastic bag containing pills Miller allegedly received from a prostitute. However, prosecutors are now accusing Pettit of giving Miller the fatal pills two days prior, and the counterfeit drugs contained Xanax, fentanyl, and cocaine.
Additionally, the alleged drug dealer supposedly told his friends that he wouldn’t post anything on Instagram following Miller’s death “just to be smart.” The complaint filed by federal prosecutors also includes two other people. However, there are no public details available about them or if they were charged.