A Man Has Been Charged In Connection With Mac Miller’s Death

Mac was just 26 when he died this time last year.

 

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It’s been one year since Mac Miller passed away from an overdose at the age of just 26.

Now, a man has been charged in connection with the musician’s death.

28-year-old Cameron James Petit was reportedly arrested for supplying counterfeit opioid pills to Miller two days before he died.

The man had agreed to supply the rapper with oxycodone pills, cocaine and Xanax, but, instead of providing genuine oxycodone,  delivered oxycodone that contained fentanyl, The New York Times reports.

Fentanyl is estimated to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times as powerful as heroin.

Pettit is being charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

A post mortem found that Miller died from an accidental overdose, from a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

The rapper had been open about his battle with substance abuse, documenting much of his personal struggle in his last album.

When Mac passed away a number of high-profile stars paid tribute to him, including Snoop Dog, Shawn Mendes and Chance the Rapper and his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande.

Ariana wrote at the time: “I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.”

 

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