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A drug dealer was taken into custody Wednesday for selling rapper Mac Miller a deadly dose of oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, federal authorities confirmed.
According to a 42-page affidavit unsealed in Los Angeles federal court, Cameron Pettit, 28, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance for he allegedly sending Miller, 26, the drugs.
According to the Center for Disease Control, Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin.
During Miller’s last days, he sent a flurry of texts messages to solicit prostitutes find drugs, according to investigators.
The feds paid close attention to early morning text messages between Sept. 4-5, 2018 — days before Miller (whose real name is Malcolm McCormick) was found lifeless on Sept. 7, who had died of an apparent overdose. Texts between the two men show the superstar lyricist and Pettit agreeing on an inventory and price of an assortment of pills.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed that the musician died of “mixed drug toxicity involving fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol,” according to the affidavit.
Most notable in the various exchanges laid out in the affidavit are Miller’s demand for “percs,” which is shorthand for percocets.
Pettit allegedly responds by claiming to only have ”some dilaudid” but that he could “get some yellows and blues,” according to the complaint.
Miller presses: “blues as far as percs?”
“Yeah 30s,” Pettit allegedly answers, referring to the blue-colored, 30-milligrams of oxycodone, according to the papers. Pettit was going to deliver the order to Miller who claimed he was at Conway Recording Studios.
When responding investigators found Miller, they searched a coat hanging in his bathroom closet and pulled a plastic bag packed with various pills that are now believed to be the ones that Pettit sold to him.
They also searched his bedroom and found a magazine with "blue-colored powder and multiple indentations visible on its cover," according to the affidavit.
Lying beside the creased cover, the affidavit notes, was a "rolled piece of paper and a credit card-style gift card."
While Miller allegedly procured more drugs from another source, authorities contend that they did not contain the pernicious fentanyl, as Pettit’s supply allegedly did.
As news reports circulated about Miller’s death, Pettit allegedly reached out to friends through his Instagram account, the papers say.
At one point, Pettit tells the friend, who is listed in the exchange by the abbreviated letters “P.R.”, “I’m not great.”
Prodded further to explain, Pettit allegedly responded: “Most likely I will die in jail.”
An hour later, Pettit then allegedly engaged with another pal, referred to as “A.R.” and floated the idea of posting text messages between Miller and him, the affidavit states.
However, he thought better of it.
“I think I should probably not post anything… just be smart,” Pettit allegedly wrote.
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