Cameron James Pettit has been arrested almost one year after the death of rapper Mac Miller. Karla Amador, known as Carolina Cortez, has also been linked to case although she is not facing any charges.
Pettit was the rapper’s drug dealer. Pettit’s alleged associate, Mia Johansson, still has a public Instagram with photos of Pettit.
Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, passed away on September 7, 2018, due to an accidental overdose composed of a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.
The arrest of the 28-year-old man from Hollywood Hills took place on Wednesday as part of U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna’s investigation into the opioid crisis.
According to the authorities, Pettit has been charged with allegedly supplying the late artist with a fake version of oxycodone — the pills were filled with fentanyl.
Along with the counterfeit drugs, Pettit also supplied Miller with cocaine and Xanax, 48 hours before his death.
Pettit has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance and is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.
Hanna said the following in a press release: “Fentanyl disguised, as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer. 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 overdoses.”
Daniel C. Comeaux, DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge, added: “While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic. Let our message be clear; if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system.”
The arrest was also based on many elements, including some of his messages on social media.
Days after the death of the rapper and producer, Pettit posted a series of odd messages on Instagram that hinted he contributed to the star’s demise.
Pettit wrote in one direct message: “I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart.” Another message read: “I am not great … Most likely, I will die in jail.”
Mia Johansson, who had a few exchanges with Pettit, is getting slammed on social media.
Miller was very open and honest about his struggles with addictions.
Many are happy that Pettit is going to jail for the fake drugs, but a few people are saying that Miller is responsible for what happened to him.
One person had this point of view: “He is wrong, but Mac took it. If mac did request it, he wouldn’t have given it to him. I don’t think its right to blame him FULLY. Mac had his own demons that tempted him to take what he did because he could not bear the pain he was going through.☁️”
A fan, who wants justice for the musician, stated: “I want justice for Mac miller. I just found out who laced his shit and it’s so upsetting. I hope that asshole Pettit rots in jail for life. Honestly, he doesn’t deserve a life making jokes about Mac’s death. Cameron James Pettit, 28, allegedly supplied Miller with counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl hope the word gets spread and us fans actually make sure he gets justice for what he did to Mac his family and his fans.”
The neutral voice replied: “I’m not on anyone’s side. But when you sell someone drugs – it’s not your fault how much they choose to consume. We are all adults. I believe Mac knew what he was doing. He was in a very dark/hard place – possibly struggling with his mental health. I am not saying it’s not the drug dealers fault, and I think the only real thing at fault was just us not being there for our friends. Not being there for Mac, whoever was in his circle. We need to be accountable and aware and ask the hard questions to our loved ones about our mental health. ❤️”
This social media user wrote: “He overdose because the dealer sold him lace product… That is the reason that he is being charged… In fact, I think all drug dealers that sell hard drugs like this should pay the price of people’s death … I mean if a real doctor prescribed me drugs and I had an adverse reaction to them, I would sue! So, make them pay the price …”
One thing is clear more will be known about Miller’s passing.