A man has been charged in connection with the death of 26 year old American rapper Mac Miller, real name, Malcolm James McCormick. The rapper died on September 7 last year. He was found at his San Fernando Valley residence. A statement by The County of Los Angeles medical examiner announced at the time, “Authorities were called and Miller was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:51 a.m. At this time, an autopsy is pending and a cause of death has not been determined.”
The rapper died from “mixed drug toxicity”, a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol that were discovered in his system at the time of death. Now in a 42 page criminal complaint, filed in the Central District of California, that NBC News managed to obtain, the document claims that 28 year old Cameron James Petitt supplied the American artist with oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, which were counterfeit. Now Petitt has been charged on one count of distribution of a controlled substance. If found guilty, Petitt could face up to 20 years in prison.
Authorities collected a plastic bag that contained pills at the scene of his death. After Cameron’s arrest was made, the DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Daniel C. Comeaux, announced in a statement, “While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic, today’s arrest is another success for the DEA’s HIDTA Fusion Task Force. 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.”
Ariana Grande gave an interview to Vogue on July 9, she spoke to them honestly about her ex boyfriend Miller. She discussed with the magazine. “I never thought I’d even go to Coachella. I was always a person who never went to festivals and never went out and had fun like that. But the first time I went was to see Malcolm perform, and it was such an incredible experience,”
Ariana added fondly, “He was the best person ever, and he didn’t deserve the demons he had”.