PICTURES have emerged of the drug dealer arrested yesterday on suspicion of selling painkillers laced with fentanyl that led to the death of rapper Mac Miller.
Cameron James Pettit, 28, allegedly supplied Ariana Grande’s ex-boyfriend the tainted pills that triggered the star’s accidental overdose.
Cameron James Pettit has been arrested for the alleged supply of tainted drugs which led to the death of rapper Mac Miller[/caption]
Miller, 26, was found dead at his Los Angeles home in September last year.
Prosecutors claim Mac had asked to be given “percs”, a prescribed painkiller containing oxycodone.
Instead he was allegedly given a deadly concoction of xanax, cocaine and fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin.
Music star Miller died two days later.
Pettit, of Hollywood, Los Angeles, is charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance and if convicted faces 20 years in prison, according to court docs filed yesterday.
‘LACED WITH FENTANYL’
U.S. Atty. Nick Hanna said in a statement: “Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer — which is being proven every day in America.
“Drugs laced with cheap and potent fentanyl are increasingly common, and we owe it to the victims and their families to aggressively target the drug dealers that cause these overdose deaths.”
Ariana and Mac had dated for nearly two years and following their split said they would remain “the closest of friends”.
She led a heartbreaking tribute to the tragic star at Coachella music festival this year.
After their breakup, Ariana said: “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.
“I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years.
Pettit, from Hollywood, California, faces 20 years in jail if found guilty[/caption]
“Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was.”
A male friend is understood to have made the emergency call from Mac’s home.
Audio from the emergency dispatch reveals they were called for a patient in cardiac arrest.
Ariana first met Mac when they recorded The Way together in 2013, and the pop star admitted last year she had had feelings for him for a long time before they got together romantically.
She said: “We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent.”
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In a statement released after his death the star’s family said: “Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26.
“He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time.”
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