After almost a year has passed since the death of acclaimed American rapper Mac Miller due to a drug overdose case, police have now arrested the man who had supplied counterfeit drugs that ended his life.
According to circulating reports, police on Wednesday identified the supplier identified as Cameron James Pettit, 28, accused of selling counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl.
Federal prosecutors also revealed that the deceased rapper had bought the drugs from the suspect two days before he breathed for the last time.
In addition, the New York Times reported that Pettit was indicted in a lawsuit filed with the United States District Court in Los Angeles for supplying Xanax, cocaine and oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, a synthetic opioid recognized as 50 times stronger than the heroine
The investigations cited in the court documents also found an exchange of messages between the suspect and another user with Pettit saying: “I am not great … I will most likely die in jail.”
The suspect was taken to federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday with reports suggesting that he has been held without bail pending trial and has also been issued an appearance date on October 11.
Pettit, if found guilty of his crimes, could go behind bars for an extended period of 20 years.