By Kym Gable


LOS ANGELES (KDKA) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Hollywood Hills man in connection with the death of Mac Miller.

Cameron James Pettit, 28, is accused of giving the Pittsburgh native counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl two days before his death, the Department of Justice said.

Pettit was arrested Wednesday by DEA agents on one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

The release from the DOJ said Pettit and others distributed narcotics to 26-year-old Miller before he suffered a fatal drug overdose on Sept. 7, 2018, in California.

Another individual allegedly supplied drugs to Miller before his death, but according to the release, those drugs did not contain fentanyl.

KDKA’s Kym Gable went to the new Mac Miller mural on Paulson Avenue in East Liberty. She talked to artist Kyle Holbrook who was putting the finishing touches on the wall when news of the arrest broke online.

Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Bryce Lutz

“It was like it happened all over again. I felt anger. I felt frustration,” said Holbrook.

He plans to attend a vigil Friday at Blue Slide Park, organized by the creators of the site, ‘The Mac Miller Memoir.’

Zach DiMartini and Marc Andre Lauzon didn’t want to talk about the arrest or the investigation. They said they try to keep the material on their Twitter feed positive. They expect the park to be filled on Friday for the event.

“They’re just coming together, sharing all the positive memories and all the wonderful times Malcom has given us,” said DiMartini.

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In a press conference, federal officials said two others allegedly supplied drugs to Miller, and are not facing charges at this time.

“People should know that if they consume black market opioid pills, they are playing Russian roulette,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Jacobs said at the press conference.

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Pettit agreed to supply Miller with 30-milligram oxycodone pills, as well as cocaine and Xanax.

But Pettit sold Miller counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, the release said.

The criminal complaint said hours after Miller’s death, Pettit sent Instagram messages to a friend that read, “Most likely I will die in jail” and “I’m gonna get off the grid … move to another county.”

If convicted, Pettit faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

Investigators believe Miller died after snorting the counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.