Los Angeles man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller drugs before overdose

Los Angeles man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller drugs before overdose

Los Angeles man charged with selling rapper Mac Miller drugs before overdose

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.

Federal prosecutors have charged a man in the 2018 death of rapper Mac Miller at his Studio City, California home, NBC News reports.

Authorities allege Pettit didn't provide genuine oxycodone to the rapper, but instead sold him counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.

A California man named Cameron James Pettit has been arrested for allegedly selling Miller fentanyl-laced drugs.

An autopsy found that the 26-year-old Miller died in his Los Angeles home on September 7 from a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

He is the latest musician whose death has been linked in recent years to a national wave of opioid abuse and overdoses.

An autopsy found that Miller died from an accidental overdose, via a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

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Investigators believe Miller died after snorting counterfeit pills, and that they were furnished by Pettit, according to the affidavit.

Pettit has been charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

He is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon in United States District Court in Los Angeles. Prince died in 2016 when he took counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl that looked like a generic version of the painkiller Vicodin.

"While another alleged drug dealer allegedly supplied McCormick with other drugs prior to his death, according to the affidavit those narcotics did not contain fentanyl", the release read.

The complaint details Instagram messages Pettit sent to his friends in the wake of Miller's death. "We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic".

Pettit could face up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted on the drug-trafficking charge.

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