A Suspect Has Been Charged In Connection With Mac Miller’s Fatal Overdose
Later this week (September 7), it marks one year since Mac Miller fatally overdosed. The 26-year-old MC/producer was found dead in his Studio City, California residence in 2018. Last November, coroners reported that a mixture of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol was responsible for the artist’s passing.
Prosecutors are seeking to punish those responsible for supplying the artist, born Malcolm McCormick, with the drugs. Today (September 4), NBC News reports that an unsealed 42-page criminal complaint reveals that 28-year-old Cameron James Petit has been charged in connection with Miller’s death. Text messages indicate that Miller requested oxycodone; Petit allegedly provided the artist with counterfeit versions of the prescription drug.
The report also adds that following Mac’s 2018 death, Petit communicated via Instagram direct message and text message to other parties, suggesting possible responsibility, and admitting wrongdoing. “I am not great … Most likely I will die in jail,” one text said, after being asked how he was doing.
“We are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna, per NBC News. “We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.”
Just weeks before his death, Mac Miller released the Grammy-nominated Swimming album. It was named one of Ambrosia For Heads top albums of last year.